By Ramona Luthi
An 11-year-old Tagore Memorial School student, Simon Kendall, breathed his last this afternoon after a car, reportedly speeding, crashed into him on the Number 46 Public Road, Berbice.
When Inews made contact with Kendal’s family, they were in a state of complete shock. However, Kendall’s sister told this online publication that Kendall and his 18-year-old brother went for a walk along the public road at around 16:00hrs, when the motor car which was driven by a suspect identified as Videsh Baboolall, crashed into him from behind.
According to the dead boy’s sister, the driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and had been racing on the road.
Inews understands that Baboolall was driving without a licence at the time, because it was lodged with the Police, since he was involved in another accident in 2014 which caused death and injuries.
Baboolall reportedly drove away from this accident scene and up to press time, had not been apprehended. Kendall was pronounced dead 10 minutes after being transported to the Skeldon Hospital.
Kendall resides at Lot 1 Number 46 Village, Berbice and leaves to mourn his parents, three siblings and other relatives.
The suspected driver, Videsh Baboolall was involved in an accident on September 1, 2014, where one elderly pedestrian was struck down, and himself and two others were critical.
Reports indicated that Baboolall was the driver of a four-wheeled drive pick-up truck when he swerved from a car that was coming out of a dam on the Allness Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice and collided into Roy DeSouza, a 52-year-old labourer of the same village.
The speeding pick-up reportedly ran off the road and slammed into a nearby mango tree.
Baboolall is said to still be attending court in regards to this 2014 matter.