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Sep 30, 2013

Couple injured in traffic mishap on Philip Goldson highway; Javier Moody clings to life

Javier Moody

Two persons were injured in a traffic mishap over the weekend in Sand Hill. Nineteen year old Javier Moody and his girlfriend lost control of a motorbike on which they were traveling and are still admitted at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital receiving treatment. But unlike his girlfriend, Moody is clinging to life after he experienced liver and kidney failure. Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Nineteen year old Javier Moody is tonight on life support following a traffic mishap sometime around two p.m. on Sunday on this curve in Sand Hill around mile sixteen on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Father, Leslie Moody, says he was in May Pen when he was notified that his eldest son was involved in an incident. After two surgeries, his liver and kidneys collapsed and he was placed on a ventilator.


Leslie Moody, Father of Accident Victim

Leslie Moody

“I was in May Pen when I got the call that my son was caught in an accident. I left from there and come straight to the hospital. Upon reaching the hospital, my son was still in the theatre room; when I came that was the second surgery that he was taking. Since then he is in the ICU unit and he is in a very critical condition up to this point. Last night at about nine o’clock I last see him and he is still sleeping from since then.”


Moody, it is said, was trying to overtake a vehicle when he lost control of the motorbike, which careened off the pavement and sent him and his girlfriend, Valorie Gariel, into a berry tree.


Voice of: Witness

“My gentleman just say look how dehn wah crash and by the time he said that, we hear that noise and by the time me and he run out yah, the lee bwai and the lee gial done crash up into this big tree. And dehn just lay down right there di bawl. The lee gial di sit down all bloody up, the cycle way ina di bush and the bwai stuck down ina wah tree. My gentleman help the lee bwai get up and put ahn pan the street side and dehn try call ambulance to come for them. Her leg mi bruk and her mouth mi buss up and ih mouth start swell so fast so we know ih jaw bruk. And the young man mi di panic; his hand broke up and di swell fast and we just got ahn right deh di lay down till ambulance come.”


Leslie Moody

“She said that Javier was overtaking a vehicle and apparently the vehicle speeds up when he saw the motorbike overtaking and there was another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. And he decided to ease up. From there I don’t really understand what took place from there because if he ease up, then it should end up behind the vehicle that he was overtaking if ih slow down. But for some reason, ih lose control and she, his girlfriend, is not doing well either. She suffered a broken leg and a broken jaw, but she is more stable than Javier.”


Leslie says that the family is praying for his recovery, despite the prognosis being not good.


Leslie Moody

“It’s a very, very rough time for me and my family. I don’t know but I am hoping for the best. We have a few pastors coming and pray, but we just have to look up to god and that he make it.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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1 Response for “Couple injured in traffic mishap on Philip Goldson highway; Javier Moody clings to life”

  1. Hatari says:

    This is tragic and I feel sorry for the victims and families but you see these racing bikes speeding erratically everyday. No helmets and some pretty little girl clinging to the back. When will the police ever start enforcing the traffic laws?

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