Special Constable killed in hit and run accident
- driver nabbed hours later
The Christmas plans of an East Coast Demerara family were shattered following the death of 42-year-old Special Constable Marva McNabb as a result of a hit and run accident on Saturday night.
McNabb, of Block 12 Non Pariel, was on her way home after work when she was struck down by a speeding car at around 23:45 hours on the Coldingen Access Road.
Initially police thought that it was a case of murder since there were no signs of broken glass and other debris at the scene.
Neither were there any visible bruises on McNabb’s body.
However, an eyewitness later informed them that the woman was hit by a speeding car, PHH 252.
Kaieteur News understands that the driver of the car that struck down McNabb fled the scene but was pursued by the eyewitness.
The eyewitness told the driver that he had struck down a woman and advised the man to go back and render some assistance.
Instead, the driver, after returning to the scene, then drove away.
He first drove to Enmore a few miles away before returning home to Coldingen, where he was subsequently apprehended by the police.
The woman’s relatives were already asleep when they were awakened by a taxi driver with the tragic news.
Her sister Nicholette Evans recalled that after receiving the news she hastily put on her clothes and headed to the scene where her sister’s body was lying.
“When I reach out there, her body looked lifeless so I assume that she was already dead,” Evans told this newspaper.
She said that eventually McNabb’s body was taken to the Georgetown Hospital, where she was officially pronounced dead on arrival.
“She was supposed to bake today,” Evans said, speaking of her sister’s Christmas plans.
“We have no Christmas now. My sister did not deserve this. She was walking in the corner of the road and the car had to hit her from in the corner,” she added.
Up to yesterday midday bloodstains were still visible on the parapet of the road, enough for the driver to facilitate police measurements of the scene.
Several relatives and friends who had gathered at her home yesterday described her as a wonderful person whose life was unfairly snuffed out by the recklessness of a driver.
McNabb, who had no children, leaves to mourn her brothers and sisters.