The St. James Police are now investigating the circumstances that led to the death of former Vistaprint employee, Andrew Bailey, who died along the Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St. James, after being hit from his motorcycle.
According to information received, Bailey was traveling along the roadway around 7 p.m., when tragedy struck. Reports suggest that the former UWI Mona – Western Jamaica Campus student was a casualty in a collision which initially involved a Toyota Ipsum and a Yaris. Witnesses say Bailey was hoisted from his motorbike from the impact of the Yaris, and was as a result thrown onto some rocks on the median. Head injuries he sustained reportedly killed him on the spot.
The driver of the Ipsum is said to have been charged following the tragic accident.
REACTIONS FROM WORK COLLEAGUES, FORMER CLASSMATES
“The team is shaken up man. He was such a fun-loving guy, and was always looking to make people laugh,” shared a member of the team he worked on at Vistaprint. “He is going to be so badly missed, and things won’t be the same without him.” Another of Bailey’s Vistaprint family shared, “I don’t think I can handle this… I don’t know. I was waiting for the news that at worst, he was injured… I still am. It’s hard to accept that such a kind person, full of life, had to die so young. He was loved, no doubt about it, and once the reality sets in, he will be sorely missed.”
A former classmate, with whom Bailey studied Digital Media Productions at the UWI Mona, WJC, expressed that the news of Bailey’s passing came at such a shock. “I honestly can’t believe it. For three years we did classes and interacted together, and Andrew was never one to bring any bad vibes. He always paid attention to his work, but never once missed out on an opportunity to add humour to whatever he was doing. I really can’t believe. I really can’t.”
Bailey was originally from Kingston, but made Montego Bay his home after completing his studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Western Jamaica Campus.