Jamaica cyclist faces manslaughter charge

Jamaica cyclist faces manslaughter charge

Jamaica national cyclist Marloe Rodman has been charged with manslaughter after he was involved in a fatal accident on Nov. 26, 2017 in St. Catherine, Jamaica.

Rodman, the reigning Beacon Cycling on the Avenue champion, was reportedly riding his motorcycle along Gordon Boulevard in the parish of St. Catherine when he lost control of his cycle and crashed into a stationery motorcycle which Anthony Gordon was sitting on.

Both Gordon and Rodman were taken to hospital where Gordon later died of his injuries.

Rodman was charged with manslaughter, operating an unlicensed motor vehicle, operating a motorcycle with no registration, no certificate of fitness, no insurance and no registration plates affixed.

It is alleged that around 1:30 am on Nov. 26, Rodman was doing stunts on a motorcycle when he lost control and crashed into Gordon.

Rodman is due to appear in court in January to answer the charges.