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December 29, 2012
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Cyclist killed by motor car

Rasbert Turner - A member of the Island Special Constabulary Force examines a Honda Integra motor car that was reportedly involved in an accident which claimed the life of an 85-year-old man

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

The police at St Catherine North Traffic Department are investigating the death of a pedal cyclist who became the seventh road fatality in the division since the start of the year.

Dead is Aaron James, 85-year-old shopkeeper of Kool Cat Close, Thompson Pen, St Catherine.

Reports are that James was riding his bicycle along the road when, upon reaching a section called Brooklyn, he was hit by a Honda Integra motor car which dragged him several feet.

He was thrown from the Honda into path of a Toyota Corolla travelling in the opposite direction. James was crushed with the mangled bicycle wrapped around his body.

As news of his demise spread, scores of residents converged on the scene and expressed sadness about the accident. "I went to bed last night and dreamt that a truck run into his shop and killed a man and him just laugh. But I did not expect this," a relative said.

As a result of the accident, the road was blocked off for several hours by the police.

The accident is being investigated by Corporal Peter Lewis of the St Catherine North Traffic Department.

The driver of the Honda Integra was taken into custody by the police.

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