Man killed in Houston accident identified

Police investigations have revealed the pedestrian killed in the accident which occurred on the Houston Highway on Sunday evening was 59-year-old Tony Singh of Belle West, Canal Number 2, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

Residents of Houston, who were familiar with the man, had stated that they knew him as “Polly”, and were not aware of his real name.

A visit to Belle West revealed that the man did not actually reside at the house which is occupied by his children and the mother of his children.

According to a resident of the area, Singh and the woman were involved in a relationship some years ago, but they had long separated. He stated that while Singh would visit his children and the woman from time to time he actually resided at the Meadow Bank Wharf where he worked as a night watchman and boat washman. He said that the man was destitute.

The resident described Singh as a heavy drinker and speculated that his habitual drinking probably led to his demise.

Shortly after the accident, a resident of Houston who claimed to be a friend of Singh had said, “During the day he does usually be through Back Street, Houston drinking with he fren ‘Bran’. He and Bran bin a good friend. I surprise he aint reach out hey already,” she said.

Another resident of Belle West claimed to work along with Singh at the wharf, and confirmed that the man slept and spent most of his time at the wharf since he had nowhere else to go.

Singh was killed after being struck by minibus BJJ 6765 last Sunday evening at about 8.15 pm, as he was attempting to cross the western carriageway of the East Bank Highway in Houston.

The man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver of the bus is still in custody assisting with further investigations.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. PG4&25.QXD

    Guyana now ranked below Haiti

  2. The section of the Fly Jamaica tail that was severed.

    CAL plane strikes tail of Fly Jamaica craft at CJIA

  3. Maryanna Lionel

    No bail but speedy trial promised to bribery accused in carpenter murder probe

  4. Samantha Sheoprashad

    Guyanese woman one of 60 recognised by Queen’s young leaders programme

  5. Prince Harry, in the British High Commission vehicle, is driven past the protestors.

    Prince Harry arrives

  6. Herman David

    Diamond man killed in Soesdyke crash

  7. Former Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai in heckle mode (Photo by Keno George)

    ‘Death announcement’ budget animates both sides of the House

  8. Selena Ramotar

    Attempted murder accused freed after stabbing victim refuses to testify


Recommended For You