St Ann Taxi Operator Killed in Freak Accident
Jamaica News, April 16, 2018 – St Ann Taxi Operator Killed
St Ann, Jamaica (McKoy’s New) – A taxi operator who resides in the parish of St Ann lost his life, after he was hit in the head by the tail end of a trailer on Friday evening, at a location in the parish.
The deceased taxi operator has been identified as Mark Perkins of Walkerswood district in St Ann.
Reports by the St Ann police are that about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, Perkins drove to the intersection of the Moneague main road and the New Moneague Housing Scheme area to pick up a passenger.
He had just arrive in the area when he noticed a trailer truck coming towards him from the opposite direction, so he pulled over and sat in his car to allow the vehicle to pass by.
It is further stated that Perkins misjudged the length of the trailer and stepped from his car a bit too early. He was then hit by the tail end of the truck in the head and fell to the ground unconscious.
An alarm was raised and the wounded taxi operator was transported to the St Ann’s Bay hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.
Perkins succumb to injuries about 6:00 p.m. on Friday night.