Corentyne fisherman dies after collision with cow
-drunk Surinamese driver held by police
A fisherman lost his life after the vehicle he was in collided with a cow on the No. 50 Village public road, Corentyne, early yesterday morning. Police said that the driver was drunk.
Dead is Rawle Douglas, 38, of Lot 35 #53 Village, Corentyne. Police said that the accident occurred at around 1:15am yesterday. “Investigations have revealed that Rawle Douglas was an occupant in a motor vehicle that was allegedly being driven at a fast rate and which collided with a cow on the roadway,” the police said in a statement. Douglas sustained injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Skeldon Hospital to where he was rushed.
“The driver was found to be above the legal limit in terms of the consumption of alcohol and is in police custody assisting with the investigations,” the police said.
At the home of the deceased, Douglas’ sister Dianne, told Stabroek News that at around 1am yesterday, a family friend went to their home and told her “Rawle dem hit a cow and they want a close relative to go to the scene.” The shocked woman related that when she got to the scene, she saw her brother lying motionless …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.