October 1, 2023



‘Mommy a coming back just now’

  • Last words of Linden’s accident victim
  • Suspected driver turned himself into the Mackenzie Police Station
Deceased- Dale Nelson

Onika English, the grieving mother of the 21-year-old Lindener Dale Nelson, who lost his life Sunday morning following a hit and run accident on the Amelia’s Ward Public Road, said her son’s last words to her were, “mommy a coming back just now.” He worked late at the nearby wash bay and left home some minutes after 23:00 hrs.

It was less than three hours later she heard the sad news that her son had met his demise. “You could imagine the pain my son felt before he died, every part of my son break up, from he head right down to his lil toe, all he head bus up and then the driver just drive away and leave my son to lay there like when you pluck fowl and break it neck,” the distraught mother said.

 English said her son was a hard working young man, who was working two jobs at the time. She described him as respectable and jovial. “Everything is he does do, when my husband not here, is he does help me with everything, I need justice for my son,” she said. He leaves to mourn his father and three other siblings.

Commander of Region 10 Hugh Winter, related that the driver turned himself in on Monday on the advice of his lawyer. The fatal accident occurred on Sunday morning about 02:05 hrs.

The accident involved motorcar #PGG 764 and motorcycle #CK 7806 driven at the time by 18-year-old Julian Graham of Lot 16-32 Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden with pillion rider Dale Nelson, of Lot 16-11 Central Amelia’s Ward Linden who was not wearing a safety helmet.

Enquires disclosed that the motorcar and motorcycle were proceeding in the same direction (east) with the motorcar at the rear, when the right side front portion of motorcar #PGG 764 collided with the left rear portion of motorcycle # CK 7806.

As a result of the impact, the motorcyclist and the pillion rider fell onto the road surface where they received injuries about their bodies.

The pillion rider was picked up in an unconscious condition while the motorcyclist was picked up in a conscious condition. They were both taken by public spirited persons to the Linden Hospital Complex, where the pillion rider died while receiving medical attention.

The motorcyclist was admitted for observation and his condition is stable.

Motorcar #PGG 764 was later found at Touchan Drive Access Road in Amelia’s Ward, Linden.

Both vehicles were lodged to be examined by a Licensing and Certifying officer.

Investigation in progress.