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Accident survivor struck and killed


TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Accident survivor struck and killed

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Moments after escaping unscathed from an accident, a 64-year-old Barbadian living in England was struckand killed by a car.

Around 11:30 p.m. Friday, Henderson Greenidge was struck by a car driven by Rico Clarke, 28, of Merricks, St Philip, while attempting to cross the road at Foursquare, also in the same parish.

He was on his way to meet a tow truck that had arrived to pick up the car he had been driving.

His father Winfield Greenidge was one of the last people to speak to him.

The 82-year-old said Henderson, who was an electrician, borrowed his car to visit Oistins, Christ Church, a frequent liming spot whenever he returned to Barbados.

“He called me just after 8 p.m. and he told me he was waiting for a tow truck to bring back the car here and he tell me don’t worry, he would fix everything.

“But an hour and a half after they called and tell me a car knock him down,” Winfield said.

Henderson, who had no children and lived in England for more than 30 years, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Henderson’s grieving cousin Wayne Hunte said he was glad the last memories were pleasant, like most of their time together.

“We were having fun as I was setting up [cable] for him and we also spoke to his wife, who was scheduled to come meet him on Tuesday,” Hunte recalled.

The two men grew up together at Thicketts Tenantry. (TG)

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