“Nothing prepared me for this!” – father of dead driver in 2-vehicle collision

A two-vehicle collision on the Columbia Public Road in Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Thursday evening has left 27-year-old Jonathan Gomes of Canary Street, Tucville Georgetown dead.

Dead: Jonathan Gomes

According to the police, the accident involved motor lorry GSS 6980, at the time being driven by a resident of Airy Hall in Mahaicony, ECD and motorcar PVV 3618, at the time being driven by Jonathan Gomes.
Preliminary investigations revealed that at about 20:15h on Thursday, the motor lorry was proceeding east along the roadway while the motorcar was heading in the opposite direction. Gomes reportedly overtook several vehicles and ended up in the path of the motor lorry. Reports are that despite the lorry driver’s best efforts to avoid a collision, the car slammed into the lorry, causing Gomes to lose control of his vehicle, which crashed into a utility pole.
Gomes was pulled from the wreckage of his vehicle in an unconscious state, and was rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The lorry driver was also taken to the hospital, but was treated and sent away.
A breathalyzer test administered to the lorry driver detected no trace of alcohol in his system. He nevertheless remains in police custody, assisting with the investigation.

The mangled car after the accident

In a social media post, Aubrey Gomes, father of the late Jonathan Gomes, has said, “Nothing prepared me for this! I have no words…My only son. I know God knows best. I don’t understand… Jonathan Andrew Mark Gomes, you were everything I wanted in a son. No trouble, no headache…Oh, my heart has stopped beating…God, we need your comforting arms around my family.”
Attempts to contact this family have proved futile, but investigations are ongoing.