A teenager was killed after she reportedly jumped off her lover’s bicycle and into the path of a moving car on Wednesday in the vicinity of Turkeyen Railway Embankment, Greater Georgetown.
The dead woman has been identified as 18-year-old Kareema Mary Cholmondeley of Lot 10 BB GEC Scheme, Hugh Ghanie Park, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara.
Based on reports received, the teen and her 42-year-old lover were engaged in a heated argument and it was this time she made the deadly jump, landing in the path of a motorcar bearing registration number PJJ 5884 which was proceeding along the roadway at about 22:30h.
The driver of that vehicle reportedly told the traffic ranks that as he drove along the roadway, he saw a male pushing a bicycle and as he was about to pass him, he realised someone was lying on the road. However, due to the short distance between the car and the person on the roadway, the vehicle ran over the person.
The injured woman, who was rendered unconscious, was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The teen’s reputed husband as well as the driver are presently in Police custody assisting with the investigation. Police said the driver of the car had passed a breathalyser test.
Last June, 19-year-old Sasia Adams of Pomeroon, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) who resided at East Street, Georgetown, died after also reportedly jumping from her boyfriend’s moving car.
Reports are Adams’s 21-year-old boyfriend, Rick Sewcharran, of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) rushed her to the Dr Balwant Singh Hospital. He reportedly told nurses that she jumped from his moving car while they were proceeding along Lamaha Street.
In March of this year the manslaughter charge against Sewcharran was discharged by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on the grounds of lack of evidence.