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Sep 4, 2023

Fatal RTA on Boom/Hattieville Road Claims the Life of Motorcyclist

Oscar Mayen Jr.

On Saturday night, a fatal accident on the Boom/Hattieville Road claimed the life of twenty-year-old Oscar Mayen Junior. Mayen Junior was heading to his house in the Tropical Park community on a motorcycle when an SUV travelling in the opposite direction reportedly came onto his lane and they collided head on. The impact flung Mayen Junior into a ditch and he died on the spot. The SUV, driven by Jules Adderly crashed into a lamppost before coming to a stop. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

It is a tough time for the family of twenty-year-old Oscar Mayen Junior because earlier this year, his father also lost his life in a traffic accident and on the same stretch of road. On Saturday night, Mayen Junior was travelling on a motorcycle towards Hattieville, when he collided head-on with an SUV coming from the opposite direction.


Hilberto Romero

ACP Hilberto Romero, Regional Commander, Eastern Division

“Upon arrival on the Burrell Boom Road, they saw a Toyota Four Runner crashed into a lamppost. Also seen in the area was a motorcycle, damaged. Also seen was the lifeless body of a male person, later identified as Oscar Mayen, twenty years. Oscar Mayen was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigation revealed that Mayen was travelling on the motorcycle towards Burrell Boom and the Toyota Four Runner was travelling towards the Philip Goldson Highway when they collided.”


The collision took place on a curve in front of CDS Gas Station on the Boom/Hattieville Road. Omar Martinez, an employee at the butane depot, witnessed the ordeal. He says that the motorcycle burst into flames and he extinguished the fire before assisting Mayen Junior who perished in front of him.


Voice of: Omar Martinez

Voice of: Omar Martinez, Witness

“It was around minutes to eleven and the collision happened right here in front of the gas station. The guy was coming from Boom junction side coming to Burrell Boom and the guy in the four runner was heading to the Boom junction. And it looks like he was distracted, mussi the phone or something, and when ih collide with the young guy on the motorcycle, look like he panicked and run straight up into the lamppost.”


Duane Moody

“Explosion when it crashed…”


Voice of: Omar Martinez

“When it collided, the motorcycle just caught on fire. I just came out and I extinguished the motorcycle and the guy collapsed right there and didn’t even have pulse like a minute, then he just passed.”


Martinez says that he is still traumatized by the incident. It is not the first fatal RTA within proximity of that curve.


Voice of: Omar Martinez

“I kinda traumatise myself. I never did get my good night’s rest last night cause I was thinking all about that. It’s like first time I ever witness somebody took their last breath in front of me.”


Duane Moody

“In terms of the driver of the four runner, did he say anything?”


Voice of: Omar Martinez

“He was in shock too. You could obviously say nobody noh want kill nobody so he was really devastated about it.”


Duane Moody

“You think speeding dah wah issue, because this dah wah really steep curve?’


Voice of: Omar Martinez

“Yeah. Yes because like you could see, if he mi di go slow he neva mi wah broke the lamppost.”


The driver of the vehicle is in police custody.


ACP Hilberto Romero

“An investigation is being carried out into this report. The driver of the SUV, Jules Adderley, forty-three years, is detained pending charges.”



“Were any of the motorists drinking at the time?”


ACP Hilberto Romero

“We do not know. Urine sample was obtained from Jules Adderley.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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