A father of six was on Thursday evening killed after he crashed allegedly into a parked vehicle at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara. The collision, which occurred at about 20:00h resulted in the death of Karamchand
“Bobby” Singh, 44, of Lot 576 Block 8, Mon Repos, ECD.
According to reports, the man was heading home from a nephew’s birthday party at Lusignan, ECD when he met his demise.
Guyana Times understands Singh was riding along the Railway Embankment Highway and in the vicinity of Good Hope koker, he lost control of his motorcycle CG 4185 and slammed into a parked X-Trail bearing registration PSS 9646.
He sustained severe injuries and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. At the home of the dead man on Friday, his daughter Indira Budhu explained that her stepfather left home on Thursday afternoon to attend a birthday party of his nephew.
She noted that family was at home when they received a phone call from a relative informing them that Singh was involved in an accident. Without hesitation, she, her mother and a few family members rushed to the scene but by that time he was already taken to GPH.
While at the scene, she added, the vehicle was parked in the middle of the road and her father’s mangled motorcycle was in a corner.
“When I reach, meh stepfather cousin told we that the driver of the pickup say he de park in the corner when meh stepfather slam into (he vehicle).” Budhu added that no one was there to substantiate the claims made by the man. However, she left the scene and went to the hospital where she saw Singh lying on a bed in a motionless state.
When asked if her stepfather might have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, Budhu noted that she was told that he had two bottles of beer. She noted that her stepfather was very loving and took care of them as if they were his own.
Budhu further stated that her mother is devastated and has to be consoled by relatives. She is trying to come to grips with the reality.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken into custody and is assisting with investigations. (Bhisham Mohamed)