An early morning accident along the East Coast Demerara (ECD) public road has left one man dead and another seriously injured.
Dead is Beau Allison, 27, a lab aide at the George-town Public Hospital (GPH) and of Lot 49 Louisa Row, Georgetown.
According to a police press release, around 2 am yesterday Allison was riding a motorcycle along the Public Road at LBI, ECD when he collided with a motor car which he was reportedly attempting to overtake. Allison died on arrival at the GPH while pillion rider Akeem Constancelly sustained injuries and was admitted. The driver of the car is in police custody assisting with the investigations, the release also stated.
According to reports, Allison was on his way to drop his friend home after they had finished liming when tragedy struck. He sustained massive head injuries.
His friend and pillion rider Constancelly, 25, was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. Efforts to speak to his family proved futile.
When Stabroek News visited Allison’s home where he resided with his mother, a number of relatives and friends, including work mates had gathered and were in shock at his sudden death.
His mother, Joan Allison related to this newspaper that she last saw him around 9.30 pm on Friday when he left home saying he was going out with some friends. The woman said she didn’t question where exactly he was heading since it was customary for him to go out and he had always returned safely and on time.
She said she received a call around 4 am yesterday informing her that her son was at the hospital and she should visit there immediately. The grieving woman said the call scared her. She knew it was an accident her son was involved in but not that it was fatal until she got to the hospital and saw him lying motionless on the hospital bed, covered in blood.
Another relative who was present at the home was heard lamenting, “God, why he couldn’t have break he hand or foot or something? Why he gone?”
While family members were unable to say whether he was under the influence of alcohol, many did not doubt that he may have had a beer or two.
His mother said that for his two young children it will be a sad Father’s Day. They had many plans for the day, she added, which will no longer be possible.