Family plea to hit-and-run driver: ‘Give yourself up’

Cyclist Tony Moore was killed on Saturday

The family of a 34-year-old man killed in a hit-and run incident at the weekend have appealed to the driver responsible to “do the right thing” and “give yourself up.”

Anthony Moore, 34, was killed in a hit-and-run incident Saturday.
Anthony Moore, 34, was killed in a hit-and-run incident Saturday.

Police are still hunting for the motorist who fled the scene of the accident which killed cyclist Anthony Moore, known as Tony, in the early hours of Saturday.

“It was heartless, cowardly and callous to leave him to die alone on the side of the road without any help,” Mr. Moore’s sister, Nicola Moore-Gothar, said Tuesday as she called on the driver to turn himself or herself in.

The family is in the midst of a double tragedy and was still coming to terms with the sudden death of Mr. Moore’s father, Peter, just a week before the hit-and-run.

Mrs. Moore-Gothar said it would give the family, particularly her mother, some comfort if the driver came forward.

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“We appeal to whoever is responsible to please do the right thing and come forward. His mother deserves this. He deserves this. He did not deserve to die in this way,” she said.

Mr. Moore, of North Sound Estates, Newlands, was struck by a vehicle on Hirst Road, Savannah, sometime between 3:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. The driver did not stop and had not been caught as of Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Moore-Gothar said she had few details of the accident. She described her brother as a big-hearted man who loved his family.

She said his death had left them heartbroken.

“It is a huge shock. We just lost our father last Saturday, also a sudden untimely death.

“Tony had a big heart; he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He loved his mother dearly and has been very supportive of her during the last week.”

Mr. Moore’s immediate family are his mother, Katie Moore, his sister Nicola Moore-Gothar and his brother-in-law Andros Gothar. He also has a 7-year-old niece and a 3-year-old nephew.

Mrs. Moore-Gothar said the family has been inundated with messages of support.

“We have been humbled by the overwhelming amount of support we have received and we thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for their kindness,” she said. “It is amazing and heartwarming to see how many lives Tony has touched and we thank everyone for sharing such wonderful stories with us.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact PC Orville Harris on 324-9853 or Sergeant Butler on 325-5958.

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  1. Tony will be missed, and God be with the family. Many person who visited the Country Side Village knew him very well. He was hurt to no one with a gentle heart and a good spirit.
    I am wondering if he was knocked down by a vehicle yet no damages done to his bicycle. I would suggest that the family get a Lawyer to get copies of police investigation reports.

  2. My sympathy for the family and may Tony rest in heaven and god be with you.

    How can one be so heartless to do something like this to other human , and not turn him or herself in , says we have some very evil people living within
    us cause this is not the first hit and run death.

    I think that the citizens of the Islands should take matters in their own hands and start paying attention to the careless irresponsible drivers on the roads .
    See them driving illegal , driving with seat reclined , any dangerous illegal act get their license plate number report it to police , then the police would have people they could suspect of doing such crimes . But keep a copy of your report for future reference , maybe you could do your own investigation the next time someone do such evil crime . These kind of people who do that kind of crime don’t need to be on the roads .

    @ Ms Vargas did you see Mr Tony bicycle to carefully inspect it to see if it didn’t have any paint on it different from the color of the bike ?

  3. Ron every heard the saying “Every thing good fe eat not good fe talk”
    Well I believe I gave the reading public and family members something to investigate which you cannot do. That was the best advice, get a Lawyer to ask for police report on their findings/investigations. Then Ron if you are a close enough friend to the family they may give you a sneak peak at the report and you will not have to question what I know that you do not know.