A police officer, serving in the Marine Unit, has died and several people were injured in an accident which took place under the Canefield cliff on Sunday, November 20.
The policeman has been identified as 35-year-old Chester Francis of Delices, residing in Goodwill. One person has been admitted to hospital.
Police PRO, Pellam Jno Baptiste, said the accident took place at around 2:45 pm when Francis, who was driving in a southerly direction, lost control of his bike and collided with the western wall. On impact, he was flung from the motorcycle into the sea.
A large fragment of the motorcycle then collided with an oncoming vehicle, with five people on board, driven by Natsicca Jno Paul. All received injuries and were taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where four were discharged and one admitted.
Francis was also taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A coroner’s inquest will be convened and investigations are ongoing, Jno Baptiste said.