A bearer was killed yesterday when his motorcycle crashed into a car on Hope Road, in the vicinity of King's House, official residence of the governor general.
The dead man, identified as Morton Chin, also called 'Chiney Paul' of August Town in Kingston, was employed to Sagicor Life Jamaica.
Police reported that minutes after 8:00 am Chin was riding his motorcycle along Hope Road, heading towards Papine, when he collided with a Toyota Corolla motor car heading in the same direction. Chin died on the spot.
Traffic came to a crawl as motorists tried to get a glimpse of the accident victim, whose body, with the head bashed in, was seen lying several metres from the motorbike. Chin's helmet was found metres away from his body.
The female driver of the Corolla was clearly traumatised while being questioned by police on the accident scene.
Yesterday, human resource officer at Sagicor, Kadian Robinson-Brown, said Chin's death has dealt a serious blow to the psyche of the company's staff members.
"He was very pleasant, and we could count on him to do the tasks we asked him to do. He was a family man and always talked about his children and his ambitions for them. His death has been taken very hard by staff members and they have been going through counselling sessions," Robinson-Brown told the Jamaica Observer.
"The Sagicor team will be doing everything we can to make it easier for his family and the Sagicor family to go through this time of bereavement, because it is very hard," she said.
Chin's teenage daughter is a part of the company's summer programme and would ride with her father to work in the mornings. But by some strange twist of fate the child ran late yesterday and did not travel with her father.
As news spread of Chin's death, a number of August Town residents rushed to the scene and gathered behind the police yellow tape. They expressed grief that one of their own had died in such a gruesome manner.
"Chiney Paul was a good youth; it really sad seh him dead like that. Him was a good person," a Rastafarian