A 25-year old woman was added to the growing list of road accident fatalities when she was struck down around mid morning yesterday by an out of control car while waiting for transportation on the Non Pareil Public Road, East Coast Demerara.
Navita Ishram called Christine, was standing on the parapet of the road when the car slammed into her, sending her several feet into the air before she landed in a nearby drain.
She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Hospital, although she appeared to be already dead when her body was pulled from the drain and examined by a doctor at the scene of the accident.
A woman who was an eyewitness to the accident told this newspaper that she was standing a few yards from where Ishram was but did not notice the speeding car until it slammed into Ishram.
“All what I see, when de car come, hit she and de lady fly straight up in de air and land till so…,” the eyewitness stated, indicating a drain that was several yards from where Ishram was standing.
Kaieteur News was told that, after hitting Ishram, the car slammed into a bridge before flipping over and coming to a stop near a concrete fence.
“It could’a been me, it could’a been anybody else,” the eyewitness added.
She told this newspaper that when Ishram’s body was pulled from the drain she appeared dead already.
“Her foot break up and…you know…I done say she already dead…Dr. Carter came out, put on his gloves and help to put her in a car,” the eyewitness said.
The driver of the car lamented that it was unfortunate that he avoided hitting another woman and ended up killing Ishram.
He claimed that he was proceeding west at about 60 miles per hour when was forced to swerve from a woman who was attempting to cross the road.
“A woman just walk over de road, she ain’t even look left of right, she just walk over. De dodge wha I mek, I try fuh save she, partner. So after I dodge from she, I lose control and I trying fuh straighten de car but I end up like dis, pon de concrete bridge. I ain’t even realize I knock somebody else. Is when I come out de car, dem I see somebody lie down pon de ground,” the driver said.
However, several persons at the scene reported that the car was proceeding at a very fast rate.
Another eyewitness who claimed to be a nurse in training, recalled seeing persons pulling Ishram from the drain a few minutes after the accident.
“She whole head buss away, plus she two foot right above the ankle break. Like nobody didn’t really notice she (Ishram), is a man see she and tell everybody,” the woman said.
The dead woman’s mother Deomattie was inconsolable after receiving confirmation of her death.
She said that her daughter had just left her with her two -year- old son to go and purchase some school items for him, when news of the accident was relayed.
“She’s my only daughter…and now she left me with her only son,” Deomattie Ishram lamented.
Mohan Thakur, the dead woman’s father told this newspaper that he was at work in the city when neighbours contacted him via telephone and told him that his daughter had a terrible accident.
They advised him to go to the Georgetown Hospital, to see what had happened.
“When I go I see was she and she was already dead,” Thakur said.
He said that he subsequently went to the Vigilance Police Station where he met the driver of the car that killed his daughter.
“I am a driver for many years and I know what speeding can cause,” he stated.
The tragic news was also too much for her husband as well as her brother Raynauth Jeffrey, a national cyclist, who recently returned from the Commonwealth Games.
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