An 18-year-old boy died when the car he was in, PLL 4632 crashed into a parked car at Vriesland, West Bank Demerara at approximately 11:00 pm on Sunday.
Dead is Nikil Persaud of Lot 1022 Section A Block X, Diamond Housing Scheme who was a warehouse clerk at AINLIM.
His sister Angelina Persaud, 24, of the same address told Stabroek News that on the night in question she was at home when her aunt contacted her via telephone inquiring of her brother’s whereabouts. Her aunt then told her that Nikil might have been involved in an accident. Father, Fenton Persaud, 52 of the same address received a phone call shortly after from the West Demerara Hospital for him to go there.
The two then went to the hospital where Angelina said they met her aunt and cousins who were shaking their head in despair. The father was then called into the emergency room where they saw the lifeless body of Nikil.
The family then went to the Wales Police Station where they were sent to the scene of the accident with a police officer. They took photos of the wreckage and then were sent to the La Grange Police Station where they met the other occupant of the car, Kevin Kubeer who was a friend of Nikil. Angelina said that they asked the young man what had happened to which he responded, “Nikil was driving the car”. No other information was volunteered according to the family.
Angelina further related to the newspaper that her father had told the young man that the car was not his son’s and he could not be the driver. When Stabroek News visited the La Grange Police Station, no information was offered by the ranks other than that the crashed car was relinquished to the owners.