A barman attached to Bank DIH Limited Sports Bar was late Tuesday evening killed after he slammed into a
horse along Mocha Village Access road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead is Shemroy Anthony Cave, 21, of Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD. Cave would have suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
According to reports, the dead man left his girlfriend’s home at Mocha Arcadia, and was riding his motorcycle along the roadway when he collided with the horse. The horse was also killed as a result of the impact of the collision.
The dead man’s father, Shemroy Anthony John, who was at the Providence Police Station on Wednesday morning explained the Cave and his brother left his Princes Street, Georgetown home at about 21:30h. Cave was supposed to drop his brother off and then head to Diamond. He noted that after sometime had elapsed, he telephoned his other son who left with Cave but his phone went unanswered.
At this time, he attempted to get Cave on his mobile but someone else answered the phone. “When the person answer, I asked for Shem and the person start ask me questions… if I know him… If I have a telephone number for the relatives… so I told them I am his father and at the same time asked what happened with my son,” the aggrieve father stated.
The person on the other end of the line informed John that his son was involved in an accident at Mocha Access road and suggested that he makes his way there. He immediately left his home and rushed to the scene only to find his son’s motionless body lying on the roadway in a pool of blood.
The aggrieved father further stated that there was nothing he could have done to save his son’s life since his son was already dead and so was the horse. He nevertheless picked up the young man and took him to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
John added that from all indications, his son might have crashed into the horse but there were no eyewitnesses who came forward to say anything. When asked about his son’s whereabouts, he noted that his son started to see a girl in Mocha and it is assumed that he might have visited her prior to the accident.
She too, he claimed, has not contacted him since the accident. He claimed that he met his son’s girlfriend once. However, the man vented his concern with respect to stray animals on the roadway.
He is of the belief that stray animals should be collected and the owners charged. In this instance, he is calling on the Police to find the owners of the horse and institute charges. This however, might be impossible since the horse did not have any branding marks.
Cave leaves to mourn his parents and five siblings. His body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.