UPDATE: Biker hits head in deadly crash near Kellits, police note

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed The Beacon’s previous report that a fatal motor vehicle accident unfolded yesterday near Kellits in Clarendon, adding that the deceased is 48-year-old mason Fitz-Gerald Black.

The deceased, also known as Shabba, is a resident of Rhoden Hall district near Kellits.

He died of the injuries he received in the crash on Shooter main road – not far from Kellits, about 5:30PM yesterday, March 21.

The JCF, in a partly vague statement through its Corporate Communications Unit, said: “Black was driving his motorcycle heading towards Rhoden Hall district when, upon reaching a garaje, he came upon a black Toyota motor car that was driving across in a westerly direction.

“Black attempted to stop, but was thrown from his motorcycle, hitting his head. He was rushed to hospital where he died while undergoing treatment,” the JCF further disclosed.

It did not clearly state if the two vehicles made contact, and if Black was wearing a helmet at the time he fell from the motorcycle.

Photos and videos sent to The Beacon show the deceased lying on his back. His head, without helmet, is shown in a pool of blood.

It also appears as though Black’s left eyeball has been knocked from its socket.

He was an experienced biker.

Fitz-Gerald Black, also known as Shabba

Black, in the meantime, is at least the second motorcyclist to have died tragically in the Kellits area of Clarendon since the start of the year.

In late January, 50-year-old Winston Pinnock died after the Eagle motorcycle he was driving crashed into a Mazda station wagon on the Dam Main Road. Pinnock, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, received severe head injuries.

By Horace Mills, Journalist


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