A Police Constable attached to the Mackenzie Police Station was on Saturday afternoon killed after he lost control of the car he was driving at Bamia Linden/Soesdyke Highway, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead is Constable Ishaan Caines, formerly of Lot 184 Coverden, EBD and of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara.
The accident reportedly occurred at about 15:15h.
According to information received, the 26-year-old Policeman was driving a motorcar bearing registration number PPP 7936 and was heading along the roadway at a fast rate when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The car, Guyana Times understands, toppled several times before coming to a stop with its four wheels in the air.
The young Policeman sustained severe injuries and was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival. When contacted, his mother Carla Loncke told this publication that her son would normally return home on the weekend. She noted that on Saturday, he asked to use her motorcar claiming that he had to drop off a document at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, in Georgetown.
“He left home at about 12:30h so I went back to bed… It was in my sleep when I hear the phone ring and I got the message of the accident,” she added. The woman claimed that at no point in time did her son tell her he was heading to Linden and could not say exactly what transpired.
She immediately travelled to Georgetown and boarded a route 43 minibus and travelled to Linden where she saw her son, who was already placed in the mortuary. The young man graduated last year and was transferred to the Mackenzie Police Station.
The Police have launched an investigation into the accident. He leaves to mourn his parents and three siblings.