One man is dead following a motorcycle accident in Caye Mange, Gros Islet on Sunday, Oct. 19 at around 2:40 p.m.
He is 27-year-old Garvy George, also known as Kartel, a resident of Lafeuille, Monchy. He sustained a gruesome head injury.
According to numerous eyewitnesses, George was heading towards the Beausejour Cricket Grounds from Caye Mange when he swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle and ended up hitting the drain.
One eyewitness gave a different account, saying George crashed whilst attempting to overtake a vehicle. He fell into a gutter and died on the spot.
However, police said in a press release on Monday that George was on a motorcycle travelling along the Caye Mange, Monchy road when he “ran off the pitched surface of the road and collided into a wall”.
Tire marks on the road, believed to have been caused by George’s motorcycle, are visible from a distance.
Rambally’s Funeral Parlour arrived on the scene around 4 p.m. to remove the body and left about 4:35. A doctor arrived on the scene about half hour earlier (around 3:35) to pronounce the body dead.
Police said this is the 17th road fatality recorded thus far for 2014.