A 17-year-old mechanic is now dead after a motor car struck him around 20:40h on Saturday while he was attempting to cross Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.
Police investigations, so far, have revealed that motor car PRR 7624 was proceeding east along Mandela Avenue when pedestrian Jhamallie Miles was attempting to cross the road. Miles, who was wearing dark coloured clothing, reportedly dashed in front of the vehicle resulting in the accident.
He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Police said that the 35-year-old driver, Lennox De Nobrega of Church Street, Georgetown was in custody assisting with investigations. It is reported that De Nobrega’s blood alcohol limit was 0.22 per cent, which was below the legal limit.
Miles’s mother, Yonette Ridley, said that she received a call around 22:34h Saturday informing her that her son has been in an accident and has been rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
“My friend call me and tell me that Jhamille was in an accident and that they rush him to the hospital and that I should hurry up and come to the hospital. When I get there, they tell me that my child is already dead and then they take him to the mortuary and tell me to come back tomorrow (Monday) for a post-mortem,” Ridley said.
She added that she was informed that the driver was in custody at the Ruimveldt Police Station and ventured there to investigate and “get answers”.
“The driver told the Police that he did not see my son and was trying to overtake another car when he knock him down. The Police said that they have to wait on the post-mortem before they can do anything else,” the grieving mother said.
Ridley told this publication that Miles came home earlier in the evening and got dressed to head out with his friends. He leaves to mourn his mother and four siblings.
Police investigations are ongoing.