First road fatality for 2018

Barbados has recorded its first road fatality for 2018.

The victim, who has not been identified by name, is said to be a 64-year-old pedestrian.

He was involved in an accident with a motorcar along Four Roads, St Philip, around 11:30 last night.

Preliminary investigations by police reveal that the deceased man was earlier involved in an accident without injuries, and was at the scene awaiting the arrival of a tow truck.

On arrival of the tow truck, the deceased proceeded to walk towards the truck and was struck by the motorcar, driven by 28-year-old Rico Clarke, of Lot 17A, Merricks, St Philip, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The deceased suffered multiple injuries, and was transported to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for medical attention. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigations are continuing.

Last year there were 28 road deaths recorded, compared to ten in 2016.

54 Responses to First road fatality for 2018

  1. Jean Worrell
    Jean Worrell January 6, 2018 at 7:52 am

    May he RIP!

  2. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess January 6, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Crice man talk bout final destination smbh….#sip…this is creepy tbh

  3. Maria Thompson
    Maria Thompson January 6, 2018 at 8:01 am

    My condolences to the family

  4. Rosemary Wall
    Rosemary Wall January 6, 2018 at 8:04 am

    That’s so sad 🙁 May he rest in peace. Condolences to his family.

  5. Suzanne Cox Barton
    Suzanne Cox Barton January 6, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Wow RIP

  6. Bernadette Austin
    Bernadette Austin January 6, 2018 at 8:07 am

    RIP. Condolences to his family.

  7. Pam Carew
    Pam Carew January 6, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Please accept my deepest condolences

  8. Faye Heather Greenidge
    Faye Heather Greenidge January 6, 2018 at 8:18 am

    my god this is sad condolences to his family and friends

  9. Irma Corbin
    Irma Corbin January 6, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Christ you mean he was in a accident, no injuries, and then a man come along and kill he, this is something else yea, rip dads.

  10. Caroline Boxill
    Caroline Boxill January 6, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Sad R.i.p

  11. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed January 6, 2018 at 8:24 am

    day 6 of 2018 and already we have a suicide, a drownng, and a fatal accident…….this year aint looking so good already!!!!!!

    • Ashanda Coward
      Ashanda Coward January 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Death would alwAys be amongst us. A new year doesn’t stop death, condolences to his family what a sad way to die though.

    • Bernadette Simpson
      Bernadette Simpson January 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      And a shooting

  12. Lorna Carrington
    Lorna Carrington January 6, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Oh my god so sorry 2 hear final destination for reallll

  13. Fields Ann
    Fields Ann January 6, 2018 at 8:39 am


  14. Ben Bella
    Ben Bella January 6, 2018 at 8:39 am

    They can’t help they used the road as if it belongs to them alone

  15. Ria Cassandra
    Ria Cassandra January 6, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Fate or what?! This is though provoking! May he RIP

  16. Tammy Taitt
    Tammy Taitt January 6, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Oh my gosh. This is the saddest one yet. Survived one thing, to go in another. Oh dear.

  17. Diane Dias
    Diane Dias January 6, 2018 at 9:00 am

    It just goes to show , when it’s your time , it’s your time. You never know. That’s why you got to live each day like it could be your last. Don’t sweat the small stuff , cause yuh never know. May his soul rest in peace.

    • Saga Boy January 6, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      May he rest in peace. Seems his time was up.

  18. Seanstar Bradshaw
    Seanstar Bradshaw January 6, 2018 at 9:26 am


  19. Puff January 6, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Definately like final destination wow indeed

  20. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd January 6, 2018 at 9:43 am

    wow, this is unbelievable. Whatever is to be will be. I pray that you are resting in Jesus arms now.

  21. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside January 6, 2018 at 9:54 am

    On arrival of the tow truck, the deceased proceeded to walk towards the truck and was struck by the motorcar,——— What de RH I hearing

  22. Cindy Durrant
    Cindy Durrant January 6, 2018 at 10:21 am

    To be spared in the accident and then to die like that its scary nevertheless rest in peace and my condolences to your loved ones.

  23. Gail Agard Wallace
    Gail Agard Wallace January 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I just wonder if he wasn’t quite coherent form the first accident. Either way , that is a very sad story. Sincere condolences to family and friends

  24. Daniel Leisha
    Daniel Leisha January 6, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I was just about to say this mans time was definitely up so sorry to read this. May he rest in peace.

  25. allison archer January 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

    People do not use the LORD’S name to swear with for it is written thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

  26. Carolyn Thomas
    Carolyn Thomas January 6, 2018 at 11:03 am

    So sad my condolences to the family RIP

  27. Kimberley Clarke
    Kimberley Clarke January 6, 2018 at 11:13 am


  28. jrsmith January 6, 2018 at 11:18 am

    People ,people , bajans are the ones who is causing the accidents on our roads , because they are not being careful and lots of them have no driving licences ……. When ever some one is accidentally killed on our roads you hear the same words from all quarters ……….. One of the major problems our roads are bad and carries no road management , adding the speeding and driving without due care and attention…………………………….

  29. milli watt January 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    long march to another record year of carnage

  30. fedup January 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    yuh blind? a tow truck pun d road an yuh still boring through?jeeze man! slow down!!!! I been driving since 70 yr old female..all cars over 1800cc’s..only ting i eva hit was a dog dat run cross d road. PAY ATTENTION!!! May the deceased R.I.P.

  31. John Downes
    John Downes January 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    This is 2018 and Facebookers are still liking these kinds of stories. The tragic event to-date has 29 likes. What is there to like about human suffering and tragedy.

    • Jan Gibson
      Jan Gibson January 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Hitting the like button does not mean a person likes that someone lost their life. At times it is to say they have read the story and the ‘like’ button allows friends to see the story also; just as comment and share.

    • John Downes
      John Downes January 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Jewel Hall my friend died tragically his friends and family not seeing your humour but hell you are right, go ahead and like all you want

    • Jewel Hall
      Jewel Hall January 6, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      I am not laughing at you friend but if that’s how you want to see it go right ahead …

    • Richard Roach
      Richard Roach January 7, 2018 at 6:07 am

      A ‘seen’ or ‘spotted’ button would be better

  32. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita January 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This is so sad and look at this way three men all in they 60’s

  33. hcalndre January 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Times gone by, people survived after being struck by a vehicle with a broken or bruised limb not today and the vehicles were made of metal then so it tells me that speed is the problem. RIP man.

  34. Sharon Ellis
    Sharon Ellis January 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Man I tell you when it’s your time to go it’s your time, condolences to the bereaved family!!!!

  35. Jacqueline Maynard
    Jacqueline Maynard January 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Rest in peace

  36. EmpressRoli Roachford
    EmpressRoli Roachford January 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm


  37. Belfast January 6, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    We have never addressed the potential danger of life and limb of occupants of broken down vehicles and other road users on our highways, whether its daytime or night time. Nor have we addressed a safety code of operation of the increasing number of tow trucks in use today.

  38. Emel January 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    All death is painful and regretable. What no one had stated is, was the victim disoriented after the first accident; did he cross the road carelessly; was the incoming car being driven without due care and attention; was the tow truckin motion;t how was the tow truck involved; did the tow truck cause the over offending driver to swerve suddenly or forced him to swerve to avoid a collision?
    Are there any answers to these question before we sit in judgment?

  39. Belfast January 7, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Has it occurred to anyone that the driver of the motor car coming from the opposite direction to that of the tow truck could have been dazzled by the headlights of the tow truck? 10 to 1 its an American made tow truck, and when most of these American vehicles are in the Dip Beam mode they focussed straight into the eyes of the oncoming driver.

  40. Dean husbands January 7, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Rip Titch. A good man

  41. St clair worrell January 7, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    John Downes, hitting the ‘like’ button means one has acknowledged and interacted with the topic at hand. …That is FB’s way of communication and to make sure one receives posts from their sources. .. lt has very little to do with liking bad news. ..

  42. Dear friend January 7, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    RIP! Dear friend. You always lived each day as if it was your last and constantly told others they should. You are surely missed by all who knew you. Your warm humour will always be with us.

  43. Helicopter(8P) January 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Any time those big amber lights are flashing or rotating it’s time for those cogs in the cranium engine-room to start turning and due caution and attention prevail! Coming from the opposite side of the highway one should have a clear view of; on coming traffic or situations which immediately exists.

  44. Robert pearce January 10, 2018 at 9:05 am

    R I p Andy landing man I am already missing you you was a true friend I still think I am dreaming a dream love always mate untill God call make sure you have a beer waiting for me

  45. Robert pearce January 10, 2018 at 9:08 am

    R I p Andy manding man I am already missing you you was a true friend I still think I am dreaming a dream love always mate untill God call make sure you have a beer waiting for me


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