Anthony ‘Juicy’ Keane dies after bike crash
August 14, 2009
Anthony ‘Juicy’ Keane dies after bike crash

Anthony Keane, fondly called ‘Juicy’, had big dreams of becoming a soldier in the British Army, but last Sunday night all that he aspired to be ended in a flash when he succumbed to injuries that he sustained on the Arnos Vale Public Road in a vehicular accident.{{more}}

Reports state that Keane, a resident of Campden Park, was riding motorcycle PK 844, and was on his way to visit his girlfriend at Belmont. That plan was short lived, as at about 10:50 p.m., he collided with PE 3913, driven by Desie Toney of Richland Park, in the vicinity of the Public Works Department. A police report states that PE 3913 is owned by Cecelia Thomas.

The police report added that Keane was travelling towards the Arnos Vale roundabout, while PE 3913 was travelling in the opposite direction. It further states that upon reaching the vicinity of a church in the area, the motorcyclist reportedly lost control of the vehicle and collided with the vehicle driven by Toney.

The 21-year-old was rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“He was very peaceful and quiet and very loved by the community,” said Roslyn Roberts, who adopted Keane from age 11 when his biological mother died.

Roberts said she was sleeping in the wee hours of the morning when her brother came to her home and broke the news to her.

“It was minutes to two on Monday morning. My brother came and say Juicy died. My body felt cold,” said Roberts, adding that from the moment she saw her brother she knew something was wrong.

“Just by looking at him I knew something was wrong.

“I can’t even tell how I feel because I feel so sad. The community feels so sad. All I can say is that he was a very good boy and he was respectable,” said Roberts, while adding that Keane was a former student of the Questelles Government School, Troumaca Secondary School, and the Bethel High School.

A post mortem examination was expected to be carried out on the body during the week as the police continue their investigations into the accident. (HN)