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Jun 29, 2020

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of 27-year-old

Kemel Espat

A motorcycle enthusiast is dead following a road traffic accident just before midday today on La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena Town. Kemel Espat was on his motorcycle when he met the deadly crash. Another motorist on the road, Rubina Forte, spoke with our colleague Kent Pandy shortly after the deadly collision. Forte explains that Espat was driving his cycle under high speed and was overtaking when he realized there was a parked vehicle on the road. It was during his attempt to avoid that vehicle that he crashed into a concrete post. Here’s how she explains it: 


Rubina Forte

Rubina Forte, Eyewitness

“I was coming from that way because I was coming to get something from her. I stopped right there – I always put my signal on from way there and I come deh so and the lee bwai the come and I see he the come from yonder the come from behind me and instead ah he gone that way, he overtake me  but he come this way. And when he come this way and overtake me this way, he run into the vehicle weh mi deh right deh and that was the end of his life right deh.   I feel nervous and I feel so bad because I see everything weh happen because the lee bwai overtake me. He mi the rush man and drive so fast. He couldn’t avoid it. There was nothing he could ah mi do.  I see how he hit the wall. I see how the motorcycle hit the post and the motorcycle hit the post it flip and his head hit the wall right deh so. And his whole body hit the wall and that it was it. I mi know he dead.”

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