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Man walks away with his life…but with a broken leg

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2007 | 3:49 PM

Kerry-Ann Bercher, Gleaner Online Writer

A man driving a Ministry of Health pick-up, hit Nathan Watson, an employee of the Credit Union League from his bike at the intersection of East Street and North Street, in the vicinity of the Gleaner Company at 11:25 a.m. today.

A large crowd quickly converged at the scene, ridiculing the driver for his careless actions. According to eyewitnesses, Mr. Watson was making his way down East Street when the pick-up, rushing to beat the amber light coming up North Street, hit Mr. Watson. The motorcycle he was riding skidded and overturned, leaving Mr. Watson lying in the middle of North Street with a broken right leg.

The police were quick on the scene. On seeing the officers an onlooker, obviously hurt by what had transpired shouted, “Officer don’t let him go! Him never did a go stop!” Mr. Watson to hospital by the police.

Unfortunately, the Gleaner Online has to report that this is just one more in a litany of accidents that have occurred as a result of careless driving at that intersection this year.