Linden driver killed after swerving from child on highway
— 2 others injured
A Linden man was killed Monday following a motor vehicular accident at Bamia, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara, when he swerved from hitting a child but his vehicle ended up toppling several times.
Dead is Rawle Adams, 45, also known as “Banks”, a security guard at Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) and of Lot 33 Constabulary Compound, Mackenzie.
This newspaper was told that Adams’ step-son Hoshaiah, 15, and his son Nehemiah, 5, also were injured in the accident. They are being treated at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).
Reports are that at about 14:15h on Monday, Adams was driving in a southerly direction with his two sons when he lost control of the car PSS 9432 when he swerved from hitting a child, causing the car to topple several times before coming to a halt.
According to a female relative of the deceased, Adams was driving a friend’s car at the time. Another close relative indicated that Adams along with the two children had travelled to Silverhill along the Linden Highway earlier in the day to attend to his stepson’s “school project”. It was while returning home that tragedy struck.
“He still had the folder in his hand,” the relative related, referring to the older teen. The relative said she was informed that Adams, who had decided to take his five-year-old for a “drive” swerved along the roadway to avoid hitting a child.
Adams wife Melanie Adams relatives said, was in the city at the time of the accident and was too distraught to travel back to Linden.
Adams was an active cricketer and footballer in Linden.