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Two die in North Leeward accident

Two die in North Leeward accident

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Two North Leeward villages were overcome with grief this week and have been left to bury two of their own.
Dead are Theophilus Duncan, a 30-year-old landscaper of Coulls Hill, and Keziah Bailey DaSilva, a 20-year-old unemployed Petit Bordel man. {{more}}
Duncan was riding a motor cycle in the direction of his home when the tragedy struck. Eyewitnesses say he the cycle hit DaSilva, who happened to be among a crowd of persons attending a function at a business house along the road.
The cyclist who was not wearing a protective helmet was thrown off his machine, while the bike slammed into a parked car causing considerable damage to the vehicle.
The crash has brought the amount of deaths on our roads this year to seven and has prompted Superintendent Carlyle Ryan in charge of Traffic to echo a sentiment he made in April this year. He expressed anxiety about cyclists who declined use of helmets. The Superintendent had made his disgust known when he addressed a Health Fair staged by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association.
The helmet however, may not have reduced the impact of last Friday’s escapade.
Sarah DaSilva, mother of Keziah could not suppress her grief as she proceeded make arrangements for the burial. She described him as loving. ‘He was showing more love. He love his family,” Sarah said.
DaSilva was a member of the Northern Boyz Basketball team, and acquitted himself admirably to the sport. He has been described as a genuine community figure.
The residents of Coulls Hill are also in a similar state of shock. A candle light vigil last Monday night marked a symbolic tribute to Duncan their former villager who was a sportsman as well. He was a member of the Rangers Cricket team, which reached the semifinal of last year’s Vinlec North Leeward senior Cricket tournament.
Duncan’s tragedy was a repeat of a sad occurrence, which led to the loss of his father Elmore Mason over 30 years ago. Reports are that Mason died when a truck on which he was working crashed at Petit Bordel.
Duncan’s relatives accepted this trauma with resolution. “We have to face it,” Calphilus Duncan, Theophilus” uncle said.Duncan was riding a motor cycle in the direction of his home when the tragedy struck.
Eyewitnesses say the cycle hit DaSilva, who happened to be among a crowd of persons attending a function at a business house along the road.
The cyclist who was not wearing a protective helmet was thrown off his machine, while the bike slammed into a parked car causing considerable damage to the vehicle.
The crash has brought the number of deaths on our roads this year to seven and has prompted Superintendent Carlyle Ryan in charge of Traffic to echo a sentiment he made in April this year. He expressed anxiety about cyclists who declined use of helmets. The Superintendent had made his disgust known when he addressed a Health Fair staged by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association.
The helmet however, may not have reduced the impact of last Friday’s escapade.
Sarah DaSilva, mother of Keziah could not suppress her grief as she proceeded to make arrangements for the burial. She described him as loving. ‘He was showing more love. He love his family,” Sarah said.
DaSilva was a member of the Northern Boyz Basketball team, and acquitted himself admirably to the sport.
He has been described
as a genuine community figure.
The residents of Coulls Hill are also in a similar state of shock. A candle light vigil last Monday night marked a symbolic tribute to Duncan their former villager who was a sportsman as well. He was a member of the Rangers Cricket team, which reached the semifinal of last year’s Vinlec North Leeward senior Cricket tournament.
Duncan’s tragedy was a repeat of a sad occurrence, which led to the loss of his father Elmore Mason over 30 years ago. Reports are that Mason died when a truck on which he was working crashed at Petit Bordel.
Duncan’s relatives accepted this trauma with resolution. “We have to face it,” Calphilus Duncan, Theophilus” uncle said.

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