Motorcyclists killed

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Carlton Hines

There seems to be no end to the carnage on the roads as two men were killed in separate motorcycle accidents in Trelawny and Hanover on Sunday.

Those killed have been identified as 40-year-old Clayton Hines, otherwise called ‘Rat’ of Scarlett Hall, Falmouth in Trelawny, and 27-year-old Chevoy McDermott of Hanover.

In the first incident, the police report that about 5:45 a.m., Hines was driving his motorbike along the Bogue Gate Road towards Salt Marsh in the parish, when it is alleged that he was knocked off the motorbike by a car.

The car did not stop but sped away.

The police were called and Hines was seen lying on his back along the roadway.  He was later taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hines’s death follows that of 61-year-old Ralbert Kerr of Hague district, also in Trelawny, who died as a result of injuries he sustained during a hit-and-run accident last month along the Martha Brae main road in the parish.

In the other fatal accident on Sunday, reports are that a motorcyclist was travelling from Mt. Pleasant towards Lucea when he lost control of the vehicle which slammed into the back of another motorcycle being driven by McDermott.

The impact resulted in McDermott being flung from the vehicle and into a concrete utility pole. He suffered head and other injuries. He was rushed to the Noel Holmes Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

A pillion passenger who was on the motorcycle with McDermott received only minor cuts and bruises.

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