Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

A 61-year-old man is this country’s latest road fatality.

Police said the man, whose address and next of kin are still to be ascertained, was knocked from his pedal cycle sometime around 11:20 last night along Oistins Road, Christ Church, at its junction with Pegwell Road.

He was knocked off the cycle by a truck which was being driven by 28-year-old Matthew Headley of Pegwell, Christ Church.

The cyclist sustained head injuries and was transported by ambulance to the QEH for medical attention. He subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

Investigations are continuing.

37 Responses to Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

  1. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor October 7, 2017 at 8:48 am

    On a serious note tho… Drivers in Barbados need night vision eye tests! I does get out d bus stop in Golden Ridge after 6pm at night to walk to work… And between d bus stop and my 2 min walk to work every single nite, no less than 5 cars does almost hit me! Phone out in hand, screen bright or phone lamp on… Don’t know if d phone does look like a big fire fly! And no, I don’t be walking and texting, d phone does be so that d drivers could see d light glaring at them… RIP to the accident victim….

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    • Cecilia Carew
      Cecilia Carew October 7, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Be careful Sharon ..You made me cringe reading this…smh

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    • Kirt Jordan
      Kirt Jordan October 7, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Wow, I’m guessing there is no sidewalk

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    • Kë Räh
      Kë Räh October 7, 2017 at 9:48 am

      @sharon taylor that was not d situation in dis accident

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    • Kim Gaskin
      Kim Gaskin October 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Sharon…. please b careful…
      I wudnt want to loose u
      I can’t take all dese opinionated licks by myself. ..

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    • Adelia de Silvia
      Adelia de Silvia October 7, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Be careful, maybe a flashlight bigger than the phone. Or any vest that reflects the light of the cars.

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    • Please walk the road properly and stop blaming drivers for your irresponsibility October 7, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Drivers obviously won’t see a phone flashlight shining towards them with their own headlights shining. You need something that reflects light. If you shine a light at a driver, it’s either gonna blind him/her or it’s gonna be cancelled out by their headlights.
      Also, if you walking the road and at least 5 different drivers almost hit you, you doing something wrong clown.

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    • miche October 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Where ignorance is bliss,its folly to be wise,,,there should be a restraining order placed on people like you where computers are concerned,,,,, Did you not see the time that this ” ACCIDENT ” took place,,,,, Why jump on the Driver,,,,in my days of bicycle riding, all bicycles were mandated to have a fender ,on which were,8 inches of white painted at the end ansd a red reflector at the end,,, now uh days nothing,,, so seeing these things are almost impossible,,, aand at his age ,,anything is possible…

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  2. Andrea Sobers
    Andrea Sobers October 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

    R. I. P

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  3. Rasheed Spikey Singh
    Rasheed Spikey Singh October 7, 2017 at 9:01 am

    This is why I scared of riding

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  4. Allison Miller-coombes
    Allison Miller-coombes October 7, 2017 at 9:02 am

    So sad what is really going on the road of Barbados

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  5. Nikky Daisley
    Nikky Daisley October 7, 2017 at 9:08 am

    R.i.p

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  6. Joan E Small
    Joan E Small October 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

    This seems to be the NORM !! May he rest in peace

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  7. Andrea Young
    Andrea Young October 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Lots of drivers have no respect for pedestrians nor cyclists.

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  8. Marilyn C Fields October 7, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Sharon please please buy a reflector vest and put it on each time to disembark from the bus as it may save your life…May that gentleman find soul find peaceful rest..

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  9. Marilyn C Fields October 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Sharon please please buy a reflector vest and put it on each time to disembark from the bus as it may save your life…May that gentlema soul find peaceful rest

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  10. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow October 7, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Too many road hogs in bim

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  11. Debbie October 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

    yes i agree with sharon i take the bus on highway 2A and i see that crap all the time if i see 10 cars 91/2 out of them the driver wether it be male or female on they phine like they cat wait to see a msg or a post that will be on they phones for a long time.. so motorist need to be more vigilant seriously

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  12. Oliver Smith October 7, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Sharon Taylor may I humbly suggest that you invest in one of those reflective vests and keep it in your bag. It will be worth every cent.

    Condolences to the family of this gentleman.

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  13. M.m. Cumberbatch
    M.m. Cumberbatch October 7, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Tek the tint off wunna windshields. I dunno what a person would think to put a dark shade of tint full on a winscreen then say ya cant see at night. Or then to have to put in bright ass led bulbs so you can try to see through the same tint but then gine blind other people from seeing. Sorry to hear bout this. And put down the phone when wunna driving. A whatsapp message cant be that important.

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  14. John Buynon October 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    The roads are dark most times, bushy and pedestrians wear dark colored clothing, sometimes the cars coming in the other direction blind you with these white lights, its just one great recipe for serious injury or death.

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  15. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix October 7, 2017 at 10:06 am

    As a driver,I think the main problem is that they are impatient for whatever reason,its ridiculous and they fines given in court to reckless driving is downright ridiculous

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  16. Adelia de Silvia
    Adelia de Silvia October 7, 2017 at 10:09 am

    R.I.P.

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  17. Matthew Jordan
    Matthew Jordan October 7, 2017 at 10:14 am

    If we continue to practice and tolerate road bullying it will get worse and worse. ALL Barbadian road users does do foolishness. Pedestrians and motorists.

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  18. Cecil Mayers
    Cecil Mayers October 7, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Alot of them have no light I nearly hit one A night but the reflector in the pedal saved him

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  19. Kwame October 7, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Lots of cyclist and pedestrians have no respect for drivers. U ever c a car in hospital. We don’t know the circumstances here but it always annoys me how ppl jump to the fact that it must be the driver fault. Up to last night driving along the highway I saw a cyclist enter the road to take u from the ABC highway through banantyne with no front light no reflectors and not reflective vest. That road has zero headlights. I actually thought this article was about him. Pedestrians have entitlement issues and feel that when they step in the road to cross cars 2 feet from them should find brakes and stop in Second. Cyclist ride 5 abreast on a narrow road at less than 20km, Bob and weave through cars at will and dangerously so. Every time a pedestrian or cyclist is hurt we jump on drivers with out thinking. Yes some drivers speed text while driving, drive under the influence etc investigatoons will reveal the factors contributing to the tragic accident and parties to blame. All parties need to show due care and attention on the road. Leave your condemnation and judgement for when u have more facts rather than swan diving with a twist and half like turn to conclusions.

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    • Ric October 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

      We are just poor road users.

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  20. Shelly-Ann Caddle
    Shelly-Ann Caddle October 7, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Another ROAD HOG in other words another impatient driver who giving these people their license tho start sending these people for anger management yuh cause it seems like people does be angry on the road these days

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  21. Darien Kellman
    Darien Kellman October 7, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Reflective vest should me mandatory after 6pm. Sometimes it’s hard to pick out pedestrians at night depending on the location and their clothing.

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  22. Magz Mapp
    Magz Mapp October 7, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I was almost knocked down yesterday 20th my daughter. I came out a zr ,I stood at the side of the road waiting on the road to clear. A female driver saw me lifting my daughter waiting to cross Cus the rain was drizzling so she stopped and signal to the vehicle behind to stop. She put her hand outside her car and signal to stop the car behind. I wAited still before crossing then she told me cross. When I crossing the fool behind the lady still want to overtake. The lady in the car in front started to cuss him. Some these drivers on the road are so inconsiderate and feel the road belongs to them.

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    • Fred October 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Magz Mapp please note that there is no hand signal in the road traffic laws of Barbados that means do not overtake.

      The coming to stop hand signal is supposed to be used by a motorist in a situation where they are bringing their own car to a stop for whatever reason. The car directly behind is then free to overtake carefully so long as the road is clear. Yes they should obviously not do so if they can clearly see the reason why the car in front of them stopped, but there is no obligation on the motorist directly behind to let you cross the road unless you are on a designated pedestrian crossing (which does not sound like the case here, but I do stand corrected).

      I understand that we as motorists like to do “good deeds” by letting a person cross the road in places where there are no pedestrian crossings but sometimes we should remember that in doing so we are actually putting the pedestrian in more danger by creating the dangerous situation which can lead to an unnecessary accident.

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  23. Tony Webster October 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Question for all big-brain folks, who now “have arrived” and find themselves in charge of a motor vehicle ( yes, the same legal contrivance which a judge once reminded a miscreant before him, that “vehicles may be considered as lethal weapons”)

    The question: By any chance ..were you too, once a pedestrian?

    For those having patchydermous-thick skins: Do you have kids?

    For God’s sake: leave home in ample time; drive slower in adverse road conditions; pay attention to ALL road users and road conditions; avoid ANY and ALL distractions within your car.

    Get rid of bad driving habits: you’ll live longer, and happier.

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    • Belfast October 8, 2017 at 12:12 am

      And actually Tony , many drivers make very bad pedestrians when they parked their cars and are on foot.They themselves forget how to use the road correctly and should show more understanding for pedestrians when they are again behind the wheel.

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  24. harry turnover October 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Some bicyclists,some pedestrians and some drivers are at fault so don’t always blame the drivers.
    On two occasions going to work and travelling along Bank Hall road,I encountered bicyclists riding on the wrong side of the road WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS.
    ….and some pedestrians just walk to a pedestrian crossing and cross AT ONCE without looking left or right
    Some drivers past close to pedestrians and bicyclists at great speeds.Some drivers mostly women think that ALL pedestrians are not drivers too and are at pains to stop and let someone cross although seeing them from a distance

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  25. Ossie Moore October 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Most drivers in Barbados seem to think that the steering wheel of a vehicle is a donkey cart or mule cart range! In times gone by the donkey or mule would memorise the road conditions for the intoxicated operators travelling towards their out of town homes.

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  26. Belfast October 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

    The majority of Transport Board bus drivers do not dip their headlamps. Many of the private PSV’s are now fitted with extremely bright headlamps which are way out of adjustment partially blinding oncoming drivers. Now we see bicyclists and people exercising on roads at night wearing some bright forehead fitted lights and as these individuals naturally look at vehicles approaching them, they then dazzle the drivers. Driving, walking, or riding on the roads in Barbados is a risky venture especially after dark.We are damn lucky that road fatalities are not considerably higher in Barbados.
    And I haven’t touched on the speeding motorcycles which travel on our roads well into the night without a single light front or rear. The level of disrespect for law and order by many in this country is mind-boggling.

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  27. Jeff October 8, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Good morming……..before some of you get here and bash the driver because of his age and thing. Stop and listen to the facts that’s relating to the unfortunate death of the guy. You can speak from your experiences but until you was in the driver’s position. Then you would understand. And what would make this worst is if some of you that’s commenting don’t drive. Ibwas not there so I won’t say anything pertaining to it.Only few ppl truly know what happened that night.

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