59-y-o farmer mowed down by motorcyclist in St Ann
ST ANN, Jamaica — A St Ann farmer died after he was mowed down by a motorcycle on the Lawrence Town Road in Nine Mile, Alexandria, St Ann on Saturday evening.
The deceased is 59-year-old Dalbert Miller.
Reports from the police are that at about 6:45 pm, Miller was crossing the Lawrence Town road when he was hit by a motorcycle. He sustained multiple injuries and was taken to hospital where he died while being treated.
The Alexandria Police are investigating.
Since the start of the year, at least 14 people have been killed in road crashes. St Ann has recorded the highest number of deaths so far with four.
In light of the growing number of fatalities, the Road Safety Unit is urging caution on the nation’s roadways.
Director Deidrie Hudson-Sinclair says all road users need to change thier behaviour when traversing the roadways.
“When we leave home, the intention is to get to our destination safely, and back home. Road users must ensure they cut out distractions, cut out all unnecessary actions that could lead to a crash or a fatality and think about their loved ones who they want to go home to. It is also very important that we learn the road code and abide by it,” she said.