An early morning accident yesterday, at Half Mile Wismar, opposite Dellie’s Nightspot, has left one man dead and a mini bus driver in police custody.
Dead is Wilton Craig, 58, of 51 One Mile Extension, Wismar, Linden.
According to reports, Craig was on his way to work at Bosai Minerals, where he was employed as a security guard, when he was hit by a minibus, BHH 7849.
He was dragged for about 35 yards from the point of impact, as evident from the shards of broken glass, that littered the roadway and nearby drain.
Both the minibus and Craig’s bicycle, which was bent out of shape, ended up in the drain.
Ryan Craig, one of the man’s sons, who later arrived on the scene of the accident, said that he had been preparing to go to 47 Mile Mabura Road, for a Church Service, but immediately cancelled the trip after he received the dreadful news. He said that he received news of the accident about 05:15 hours yesterday.
There was not a dry eye at the Craigs home, as family members tried to console each other.
Craig’s wife, Wenola, trying bravely to control her anguish, said that she had got up around 4am, to prepare her husband’s lunch, for him to take to work.
She said that after he left, she went back to bed, but was later disturbed by the telephone. “My son Ryan answered the phone, and started hollering, so I asked him wha happen, and he said that cousin Denise just call and she seh daddy get knock down.”
The distraught woman said that her husband had been employed with Bosai for about six months. He was formerly an employee of the Linmine secretariat.
The driver of the mini bus said he was at a popular nightspot with his wife, when she “disappeared”. He had gone looking for her but was unsuccessful.
He said that he was on his way home, when the accident occurred.
According to him, Craig was in the wrong lane. This claim was however disputed by persons in the area.
The driver was subjected to a breathalyzer test, before being whisked away by police escorts. Many persons said they were surprised that the driver was involved in the tragic accident, as he was a very good driver.
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