Motorcyclist killed in Marcus Garvey Drive crash

A motorcyclist died as a result of injuries he sustained in a vehicular collision on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston 14 on Wednesday, November 23.

The deceased has been identified as 43-year-old Herbert Reid of Nelson Street, Denham Town in Kingston.

Reports are that at about 10:45 am, the driver of a Toyota Wish motor car stopped along the roadway to make checks on his car bumper. While looking at the vehicle, Reid’s motorcycle collided with the rear of the Toyota Wish.

Reid sustained multiple injuries and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Denham Town police are investigating.

According to the Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry, 423 persons have lost their lives this year, five more than the corresponding period last year.

Last year, 484 persons lost their lives as a result of crashes on Jamaica’s roadways. Last year's death toll was the highest number of persons who have died in the country under these circumstances in the last 10 years.

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