as the road carnage continues on Guyana’s roadways, a logger met his demise on Sunday evening after an allegedly drunk driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into him along the Tempe Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB).
Dead is 21-year-old Inshain Jameer Jr, also called “Sugga” of Lot 214 Tempe Village, WCB.
According to information received, the now dead man was sitting on his parked motorcycle and speaking to his uncle when he was struck by the speeding car, which reportedly swerved from hitting a minibus that was heading in the opposite direction.
Jameer was reportedly tossed into the air and landed on the roadway. He was picked up by his uncle and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital.
As a result of his extensive injuries, he was transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he succumbed
while receiving medical attention.
The driver involved was taken into Police custody to assist with the investigation. The dead man’s father, Inshain Jameer Sr when contacted told Guyana Times that his son who played an integral role in the family, left home to visit his uncle for whom he worked.
He noted that he was at home when he received the dreadful news and rushed to the scene only to find out that his son had been taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital. He noted that he then travelled to that hospital where he saw his son still alive, but he could not speak.
The grieving father noted that from reports received, the driver of the car, who is the engineer to the Region Five Chairman, was seen drinking with his friends at a Chinese restaurant at Bath Settlement and left there in a drunken state.
“From what I hear is that the driver start to sway on the roadway and he nearly crashed into a minibus, but he swerved out and is swerve he swerve and come into the corner where my son was sitting on his bike and hit him,” the father added.
He further stated that after hitting his son, the driver crashed into a tree near the roadway and sustained injuries. The father vented his anger about the large number of drunk drivers who utilise the roadways on a daily basis, adding that the Police needed to be stricter in their enforcement of traffic rules.
Jameer Jr, Guyana Times, was told worked with several people, including his father, to rear poultry. He leaves to mourn his parents and one sister.