Three persons have lost their lives, and six others injured, in separate road accidents which occurred in three western parishes of Hanover, St James and Westmoreland, over the past week.
Dead are Rojay Gayle, of Caldwell district in Green Island, Hanover, 21-year-old Christopher Sherman, a bartender of 22-Ranch Road in Westgreen, Montego Bay, St James, and Romario Campbell, labourer of Frome district, in Westmoreland.
The first fatal crash occurred last Thursday, along a section of Point main road, in Lucea, Hanover, involving a motorcycle been ridden by Gayle, and a Toyota Corolla motor car been driven by another man, from Sandy Bay, Hanover.
Reports are that about 3:00 p.m.,.Gayle was travelling on the motorcycle from Sandy Bay towards Lucea. On reaching the Point main road, in the vicinity of Grand Palladium Resort, he failed to keep to his left and crashed into the Corolla.
One of Gayle’s arm was ripped from his limb and fell inside the car. Gayle died on the spot.
The second accident took place along the Lilliput main road in St James, about 2:00 am., on Sunday morning, while Sherman and three females were travelling in a blue Toyota Yaris motor car, from the directions of Falmouth towards downtown Montego Bay.
On reaching a section of lilliput main road, in the vicinity of the Ibero Star resort, Sherman lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a Toyota Axio motor car, traveling in the opposite direction.
All four occupants of the vehicle and the driver of the other car sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital, where Sherman was pronounced dead.
Then about 6:00 p.m., that same afternoon, Campbell was travelling as a pillion on a motorcycle, that was ridden by Alex Patterson, a security guard also of Westmoreland.
Both men were travelling along the Grange Hill Road towards Grange Hill Square. On reaching the vicinity of Toll Gate, the motorcycle skidded in a pool of water, causing the rider to lose control and collided with a Noah bus, which was travelling in the opposite direction.
Both men sustained serious injuries and were rushed to hospital where, Campbell was pronounced dead, and the rider admitted in serious condition.