Jamaica News: Westmoreland records the first road fatality of a motorcyclist for the New Year.
The dead rider is identified as Oneil Braham, as known as “Washie”, of Auldar District in Bluefields, Westmoreland, died on Saturday, January 4, after the motorcycle he was riding crashed at the front of a truck on the Bluefields main road.
According to police reports are that about 1:00 p.m., Braham was riding a black Wassi motorcycle with no registration plate affixed, from the direction of Whitehouse towards Savanna-La-Mar in the parish. On reaching a section of the Bluefields main road in the vicinity of the Bluefields Beach, he attempted to overtake another vehicle and lost control of the motorcycle, and crashed into a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter motor truck.
As a result, Braham was thrown from the motorcycle, which was run over by the truck.
He succumbed to his injuries at the Savanna-La-Mar hospital.
The police are investigating.
By: Marc Lodge