City vendor dies on job
A BRIDGETOWN VENDOR collapsed and died yesterday near the Parliament Buildings, in the place where he usually sells his seasonings and herbs.
Scores of onlookers gathered at the scene where 73-year-old Anthony Mottley’s body lay covered. Sitting next to the body was Mottley’s wife, Pearl, who is also a City vendor.
She said that she had just finished her day’s work, had packed up from where she sells, by Wings and Tings in Roebuck Street, and was heading over to join her husband in Marhill Street when a woman met her with the bad news.
“When I come, he was on the ground sitting down,” she reported. “So I shake him, but nothing happen. Then someone put him to lie down.”
Mottley lived at Horse Hill, St Joseph.
Elsa Yearwood, who works at a nursing home, said she tried to assist but after she checked for vital signs she realized that Mottley was dead.
“He was just unresponsive,” she said.
Sergeant Melbourne Taylor of the Royal Barbados Police Force said it was reported that Mottley complained he was not feeling well and he collapsed at 5:05 p.m. (LK)