Man dies after being struck by vehicle with Government plates

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The family of Oswald Thomas is making an appeal for assistance following his death.

The outlined the circumstances in a widely circulated message.

“On the 3rd of December, 2021, at approximately 5:00 am to 5:30 am, Oswald
Thomas also known as Jahmon was allegedly struck by a government G plate vehicle on
Swetes Main Road.

He succumbed to his injuries four days later at the Sir Lester Bird Mount Saint Johns Medical Centre.

If you or anyone you know may have seen or heard anything pertaining to this hit and run please contact the All Saints Police Station at 460-1000 or Elca Jarvis 772-2197.

The family appeals for any assistance.”

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
    This situation is becoming more prevalent in Antigua. And I say this because recently my friend was walking on Friars Hills Road when he was knocked from behind by a white Ford Ranger with a black bonnet. The vehicle had silver rear mirrors at the time of which one of the mirrors the left side broke off and was left at the scene of the accident. The callous, inconsiderate and unconscionable driver didn’t even stop to render assistance to the victim who suffered a broken arm. I’m pleading to anyone who would have noticed this vehicle with this defect or know the driver to please report this information to the St John’s Police Station. Such drivers should not be behind the wheels of any vehicle using the roads of Antigua and Barbuda.
    I’m hoping that he/she be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  2. I’m not putting any blame on victims or making any assumptions, but why do pedestrians here walk on the same side of the street and in the same direction as vehicles? I understand if someone is trying to catch a bus, but really, everyone does it all of the time. In the US, pedestrians must walk facing oncoming traffic. Its a common sense safety issue. If a car approaches and looks as though they are going to hit you, you see them coming and can move out of the way. You can’t see them coming from behind. Condolences to both of the victims and their families mentioned above.

  3. This is probably not the time but just friday I saw a man approach and then walk across the pedestrian crossing by the credit union on old parham road. He neither looked left nor right. Now I was paying attention and so was the driver in the opposite direction but supposed one of us became distracted at that same time and he was hit and killed or worst rendered disabled for life. People mist understand that vehicles are man made and operated by humans who make mistakes. Be careful on the road!

  4. Am not here to place blame but sometimes these pedestrians are walking in the road like they are the vehicles, some would even see and hear you coming and still wouldn’t move.

  5. Some of these comments are just ridiculous…..The man died….Have a heart….The driver should have at least stopped….

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