A mid morning accident yesterday claimed the life of a popular Tucville mechanic who
collided with a mini bus while riding a motorcycle.
According to reports the accident occurred at around 10:00 hours yesterday on the Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt.
As a result of the head on collision, 40 year-old, Patrice ‘Mitch’ Welcome of South Ruimveldt Gardens and of Critchlow Street, Tucville died instantly.
According to eyewitnesses, Welcome was riding a motorcycle heading east along Aubrey Barker Road, while minibus BNN 9334 was heading in a westerly direction.
The bus reportedly overtook another vehicle and ended up into the path of the oncoming motorcycle that Welcome was riding.
Eyewitnesses said that when the minibus struck Welcome, he was thrown some distance away from the point of impact. However when persons ran to the man’s assistance he appeared dead, as his skull was shattered.
“When we reach, is like he de dead already. All he brains went on the road and we know he de done dead. He didn’t even moving,” an eyewitness told this newspaper.
Another eyewitness told this publication that because of the injuries the man sustained, they were advised to cover his body.
However, for the brief period that the man’s body was uncovered, a large crowd gathered to get a glimpse of the gruesome site. Within
minutes of the accident, relatives turned up at the scene and many had to be consoled by others. Some of the man’s friends also turned up at the scene in disbelief.
“This man just lef we and say he going to work… and look how he end up,” one of the man’s friends lamented.
According to relatives, the man’s left his South Ruimveldt home for his mechanic shop in Tucville.
Welcome is survived by his five children.
The driver of the minibus has since been taken into police custody to assist with investigation.
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