The Flanker main road in St. James was the scene of the second road fatality in the parish since the start of the year, which claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy from the neighbouring Providence Heights community.
The dead youngster has been identified as Dwayne Gosling, affectionately called ‘Dada’.
Reports from the Coral Gardens police are that about 7:17 p. m. on Tuesday, Gosling was attempting to cross the Flanker main road in the vicinity of the Burke Barracks when he was hit by a red Honda Stream Station Wagon being driven by a man.
Gosling sustained injuries to the head and body and was subsequently rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Honda Stream was warned for prosecution and released pending further investigation.
Meanwhile, earlier on New Year’s Day, the first motor vehicle fatality was recorded when 23-year-old spray man, Bunny Elliot, of Crawford Street, Mt. Salem, died in a motor vehicle collision along the Sign Irwin main road.
Reports from the Mt. Salem police are that about 1:30 p.m., Elliot was riding his motorcycle along the Sign Irwin main road, when it is alleged that the motor bike and a Toyota Voxy motor car collided.
Elliot was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained multiple injuries. He was taken to Cornwall Regional Hospital where he died whilst being treated.
The driver of the Toyota Voxy has been taken into police custody pending further investigations.