UPDATE: Ninth traffic fatality recorded from eighth fatal accident

Update: 3:00 p.m

The deceased in today’s traffic accident has been identified.

His family member gave his name as Junior Scott. He was 58 years old and lived at Quarry Road, Arthur Seat, St Thomas

Original story: 1:22 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2024

Barbados has recorded another road fatality.

Members of the cycling community are mourning the death of a relative of one of their members.

According to the police, one fatality occurred in a traffic accident. The accident occurred today, Sunday, May 12, 2024, at approximately 8:45 a.m. along Coles Cave Road, St. Lucy, near the Grape Hall Seventh-day Adventist Church.

A car and a cyclist were involved. Both the motor vehicle and the cyclist were traveling in the opposite direction on Coles Cave Road at the time of the collision. The cyclist was transported to hospital by ambulance.

According to Acting Police Inspector Rodney Inniss, the cyclist died while receiving medical treatment.

Police have not yet released the identity. The deceased was reportedly around 50 years old.

The investigation is ongoing