Senior citizen dies after crashing into pole
A senior citizen died yesterday morning after he crashed his car into a utility pole along the Diamond Access Road.
John Herman Teixeira, 70, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was taken after the crash.
Teixeira, also known as Jerry, of Lot 762 16th Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, was a Patsan Trading Services sales representative.
In a statement, police said the accident occurred after Teixeira lost control of his vehicle.
Teixeira’s partner, Dhanji Prashad, also known as ‘Nadira’ told Stabroek News that she received a call from Teixeira’s phone at approximately 5:30am yesterday. The call was made by an unknown man, who told her that Teixeira was in an accident by the Busta compound and First Street, Diamond. She related that the person handed the phone to Teixeira, who kept saying to her that he was in an accident before hanging up the phone.