A Martyrs Ville, East Coast family is in deep mourning after 13 year old Rama Manoo was tragically struck down and run over by a sand truck yesterday along the Mon Repos school road.
Manoo’s cousin, Savita, spoke with Stabroek News and recalled that a truck driver sideswiped the 13 year old before running him over, “the truck ran over his head, we can’t believe. Afterwards the driver stop and my uncle [Manoo’s father] received a call that he was hit.”
She recalled that Manoo’s father and his uncle rushed to the scene of the accident which occurred at approximately 5:30 pm. Manoo’s cousin stated that the boy was on his way home from an uncle’s house in Mon Repos, “he was coming home to get ready to go to mandir. He was on his bicycle, the police are saying that he was hit from the side so we not really sure what happened if the driver didn’t see him or what.”
Manoo’s cousin stated that once the police arrived the boy’s father and an uncle took him to the morgue at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation while the boy’s mother went to the police station. She said that they were not sure as to the name of the driver of the truck but that he is from the Lusignan area and was still in police custody when they left.