UPDATE: Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

Police have released the name of the country’s latest road fatality. He is 61-year-old David Taylor.

Police said Taylor, who had no fixed address, was knocked from his pedal cycle by a truck sometime around 11:20 last night along Oistins Road, Christ Church, at its junction with Pegwell Road.

The truck was being driven by 28-year-old Matthew Headley of Pegwell, Christ Church.

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

Investigations are continuing.

14 Responses to UPDATE: Pedal cyclist killed in road accident

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan October 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    No fixed address or no fixed place of abode. Phrases we hear and read so often.
    Exactly what do they mean? Is it in Bajan parlance that
    “he en live nuh way”,
    “he duz sleep all about”
    “Wey eva night ketch he, he duz sleep”
    I’m just wondering

  2. Thunder October 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I think too many people are being killed on the roads,I honestly think the church needs to start praying in the streets,all of these deaths can’t be normal,there is more to some of these accidents than meets the eye,the church must arise!

  3. hcalndre October 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    People have zero chance of escaping with a broken limb nowadays with the reckless way that these operators drive their vehicles, death is it and then to get the person to QEH in a proper time can play an important role in their survival. From the QEH to Pegwell/Oistins and back, I will say that`s about 2 hours.

  4. Patty Cake October 7, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    May he Rest In Peace . Condolences to his relatives.

  5. Father N October 8, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Half we deadin in the road, half by the gun

  6. Jonah Banks October 8, 2017 at 6:06 am

    If you are riding a bicycle at night, you should have good lights and reflective clothing, especially if the roads are dark. Without those things you are invisible at night.

  7. Adella October 8, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Why the drivers are not taking their time and know the roads are narrow, with poor lighting and the pedal cyclist did not have a chance since these young men do only think about themselve when they get behind the steering wheels of these vehicles. The government should be looking out for the pedestrians and the cyclist more they could put better light and make sidewalks by taking at least two feet on each side of the street.Or four feet on one side of the street. If One of their family members was using the street. It would be made better in the twinkling of an eye. A young school got killed this week also.

  8. Harry October 8, 2017 at 11:23 am

    may not have been the truck drivers fault , some cyclists take chances. But more care by all on the road is needed.

  9. Shonta Broomes
    Shonta Broomes October 8, 2017 at 11:03 pm


  10. Mags October 9, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I drive at night and I have so much near misses from hitting people. People and cyclists need to be more protective on the roads at night. It’s very dangerous even for the motorists.


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