Police make appeal as they investigate latest road fatality

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this morning’s accident which resulted in the death of June Sonia Knight to contact them.

Knight, of Grazettes New Road, St Michael, was knocked down as she and other persons were jogging along the Arch Hall Section, of the Ronald Mapp Highway in the area of the Lawrence Johnson roundabout.

Yolande Alleyne of Clear View, St James was also injured in the accident which occurred around 5:40 a.m.

Police say anyone who can provide any information to assist with their investigations should contact the District ‘D’ Police Station at 418-1729 or 419-1726.

7 Responses to Police make appeal as they investigate latest road fatality

  1. hcalndre October 22, 2017 at 1:36 am

    AT 5:40 AM besides the driver and the other jogger that`s fortunate to be alive, you would be lucky if they were any other persons, I was not there but I will say that it was negligence on the driver in some way or the other.

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  2. archy perch October 22, 2017 at 3:30 am

    A car is a weapon. Laws are needed to deal severely with persons who willfully drive recklessly and over aggressively on our roads without any care for the lives of others. An accident is one thin, but a willfull accident is another. Persons who speed, pass other vehicles in corners and blind spots etc; tailgate unnecessarily; overtake five cars at a time; ride the shoulders. You kill or injure somebody while doing any of these offences, you pay a heavy penalty. Not a small fine but some good jail time.Ánd if your negligence causes someone,s death, part of your pay will be garnished monthly to fill the financial burden left on the beneficiaries of the deceased…i.e if that person had children.
    WE need to take strong firm action against these erseholes terrorizing our streets. May the young lady Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory.

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  3. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace October 22, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Some places are just way too dangerous to be jogging unfortunately. I fear for my life even on the country road I jog on. People are very negligent these days behind the wheel of a car. Cell phone distraction and plain old carelessness. Sincere condolences to all family and friend . Another sad day.

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  4. Sue Donym October 22, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Loss of life is usually difficult to deal with. The last part of @hcalndre’s statement at 1:36 is irrational. It would be good, however for all road users to understand how their choices on the road possibly impact others. Hopefully @archy perch does not believe that it is only motorists who are negligent on our roads. Making no reference to this case but pedestrians and cyclists also need to be considerate of other road users and obey the laws, good safety practices and common sense.

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  5. gsmiley October 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    @hcaindre there was another driver involved who didn’t stop. He caused the motorist to lose control. there was a group of them jogging.

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    • Belfast October 22, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      A driver can only be in charge of one vehicle at any one time. Did the other car make contact with the car directly involved?
      We drive on the left side of the road, how come that the car directly involved has damaged to its right side bodywork and the windscreen smashed on the right-hand side.
      It always the other fellow, not me.

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  6. Helicopter(8P) October 23, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    You may blame all the things you can on unsafe road practices but one thing remains to be said it’s all about selfishness and lack of respect for the pedestrians and bicyclist.

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