A 10-year-old boy lost his life on Sunday evening after he was hit from his bicycle by a car driven by a police constable who was allegedly speeding along the Public Road at Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Davin Sealey of Lot 904 Sisters Village and a Grade 5 pupil of Patentia Primary School was pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.
The police constable sustained injuries and was admitted to the said hospital. He was said to be under the influence of alcohol. The incident occurred around 21:15 hrs on Sunday.
Stabroek News understands that at the time of the incident Sealey was returning home after visiting a nearby location where he had been sent to call his father. He was struck off his bicycle by motor vehicle PSS 222 which was driven by the police constable. Sealey pitched some distance away on the road and the car slammed into motor vehicle PGG 5099 before turning turtle.
The Guyana Police Force, in a press release, said investigations into the incident have revealed that Sealey was riding along the roadway when he was stuck down by a
motor vehicle driven by a police constable, who was later found to be over limit in terms of the consumption of alcohol.
When this newspaper visited the Sealey house yesterday, his relatives and villagers were still shocked and about the entire incident. A number of persons including his teachers gathered at his residence as they received news of his death to offer condolences to the family.
His grandfather, Titus Thomas explained that just after 9 pm Sunday he had already retired to bed when a friend visited his house informing him that Sealey had been involved in a serious accident and he was lying on the roadway. According to Thomas, he could not find the courage to visit the scene and as such he sent his sons and wife.
Thomas said based on what he was told Sealey’s father saw the incident while returning home and rushed to render assistance, picking up Sealey without knowing it was his son. It was not until he saw the damaged bicycle that he realised the bloody body he was holding was his son and he broke down.
The grieving grandfather declared that the family is determined to have justice. “We want justice. We will not be taking it easy; not because is a policeman,” he said.
Sealey was the eldest of five children. He was described as a very loving and willing child.