Antigua recorded its first road fatality for 2015 on Thursday morning, when Murtland Bagot lost his life in a traffic accident on the Sir Sydney Walwyn Highway.
The 51-year-old Guyanese national was with a number of construction workers who were on their way to Crabb’s Peninsula to board the ferry for Jumby Bay. The truck they were travelling in, C5810, collided with a silver Suzuki van C9438 which was heading in the opposite direction.
The accident, police reports say, took place shortly after 8 am.
According to an eyewitness, Bagot was violently thrown from the back of the vehicle where he was seated, and his body collided with the moving van before landing yards away from the scene.
He was taken to the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Family members said the father of four was “fun loving and an avid sports fan.”
His youngest brother, Troy Bagot, said the deceased, who has been living in Antigua & Barbuda for the past 13 years, was a team leader who enjoyed the finer things in life.
“He was fun, sporty. He was just a team leader. Growing up as a child, he used to be the one to watch over us, his younger siblings,” Troy said. (Antigua Observer)
Filed: 23rd January, 2015