Wear helmets! - Cops warn motorcyclists following fatal crash

December 20, 2016
Rasbert Turner Photo Germaine Taylor lost his life after his bike crashed into two cars in St Catherine on Sunday.

Head of the St Catherine North Traffic Department, Sergeant Donovan Barnes, is imploring motorcycle drivers to wear helmets when on the road.

Barnes said that if accident victim Germaine Taylor was wearing a helmet, his life could have been saved.

"He (Taylor) was not wearing anything on his head. He should have been wearing the protective helmet while operating the bike. He had nothing to cushion the impact of the crash. The bike was made with a special handle by the maker, therefore it is dangerous to change it to a bicycle handle and expect to manage it effectively," he said.

THE STAR was informed that the 24-year-old Taylor, a labourer of Angel Heights in Spanish Town, St Catherine, suffered head injuries during the collision.

Reports are that at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Taylor was driving a motorcycle with a pillion along Walks Road in Spanish Town. When he reached a section of the road, the bike collided with two motor cars.

Taylor died from injuries received.

Police confirmed that Taylor was at fault, as he had changed the handle on the bike to a wider type that is used on bicycles. As a result, he lost control of the motorcycle, resulting in the crash.

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