Motorcyclist latest crash victim in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Another motorcyclist was killed in Westmoreland along the Paradise main road on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as 67-year-old Gifford Ricketts, a labourer of Smithfield in the parish.

Reports are that Ricketts was travelling along the roadway when his motorcycle struck a pedestrian who stepped out into the path of the vehicle.

Ricketts was flung from his bike upon impact with the pedestrian, and landed under a parked Hino bus that was on the left side of the road.

The deceased sustained bodily injuries and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The pedestrian suffered a broken right leg and fractures to her head. She is admitted at the hospital.

On Tuesday evening, two motorcyclists collided along the Llandilo main road in the parish and were killed. Dead are 67-year-old Roy Porter, a labourer of Big Bridge, and an unidentified man.

Meanwhile, the Savanna-La-Mar police are imploring citizens that show up to a crime scene to desist from removing items from the scene.

The police told OBSERVER ONLINE that taking a motorcycle from the crime scene hampers the police’s investigation.

Kimberley Peddie

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