Thirty-eight-year-old Malcom Ross, called Shabba, an ex-policeman and late GEB Security employee, perished with his girlfriend, 20-year-old Jewel Pestran of Bel Air Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, in an accident with an allegedly speeding unlit car along the Cummings Lodge Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara at about 2:30hrs on Friday.
Reportedly en route home after attending a party on the East Coast of Demerara, Ross was driving motorcycle CE 9653 in a westerly direction along the ECD road, and he allegedly was proceeding at a fast rate when he collided with allegedly unlit
motor car HC 4097 being driven by 25-year-old Mark Cameron in an easterly direction and also proceeding at a fast rate.
The impact of the collision sent pillion rider Pestran flying from the motorbike onto the road, where she sustained multiple injuries to the head and body.
She and Ross were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival while she succumbed to her injuries at around 05:10hrs while receiving treatment.
The driver of the car was said to be heavily intoxicated, and is in Police custody assisting with investigations.
“She just turned 20 yesterday (Thursday), and they were coming home after celebrating…I got a call this morning telling me that Jewel get in an accident and she died; then she mother come and ask me for she things, and I am not too sure what happened,” the dead woman’s aunt, Police Corporal Cherise Vancooten, detailed.
Vancooten added that her niece had gone to live with her about five months ago, and Ross would frequent her apartment.
The woman said she was shocked when she received the call, and related that she was more shocked when Pestran’s mother, Youlandee Lashley, visited her home.
Ross leaves to mourn his son and other relatives.
Ross and Pestran’s deaths have brought the number of road deaths to six for this week.
Earlier in the week, Cleon Perreira, 27; Ferose Khan, 50; Abdool Wahab Khan, 45, and Arnold Tinnis all lost their lives in separate road accidents.
The common denominator in all these accidents was speeding.