Family of Crane mason wants proper probe of fatal accident

Kapilldeo Mohit

The family of Kapilldeo Mohit want the police to properly investigate the circumstances that led to an accident on Sunday which resulted in his death.

Mohit, 30, a mason of 408 Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital just after 12 noon on Tuesday as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident two days prior.

On Sunday last, the police in a press release said Mohit was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital in an unconscious state after he allegedly rode into the rear of a stationary vehicle on the Waller’s Delight Public Road, WCD.

In the statement, the police said that Mohit was proceeding west along the southern carriageway of the road on his motor cycle CD 4517 when he allegedly lost control and collided with motor car PDD 4714 which was parked on the southern corner of the road.

However, when Stabroek News spoke to the man’s family yesterday they disputed this, saying that evidence has since surfaced that would indicate that the driver and another occupant of the car attempted to cover up what happened that night.

Ryan Bruce, the dead man’s brother-in-law said, based on his discussions with the officers investigating the accident, they are working with two theories, neither of which he says aligns with his brother-in-law having crashed into a stationary vehicle.

“The police confirmed that they were working with two theories, either the guy (the driver of the car) was pulling out when he came into contact with the motorcycle. The next theory is that the car was going to Vreed-en-Hoop and on arriving at his destination turned across and came into contact with the motorcycle, but it was not a parked car. The police are no longer buying the story that it was a parked car,” Bruce shared.

“If it was a parked car as they claiming there was no debris on that side there, there is no broken light there. Everything is on the other side of the road; one of the relatives even claimed that he swept it up, for whatever reason I don’t know,” he added.

Further, Bruce stated that the driver of the car did not render assistance to his brother-in-law as he was taken to the hospital by public-spirited citizens who stopped to help upon coming across the accident scene.

Meanwhile, the dead man’s sister Samantha Bruce explained that based on the head injuries sustained as a result of the accident, doctors had only given her brother a 30 percent chance of survival.   She further noted that during the time of his admittance to the GPHC, Mohit had to be placed on a ventilator. However, not long after, doctors informed them that he would be taken off of life support since there was nothing else that could be done to save him.

The woman noted that after they took him off the ventilator, her brother managed to take small breaths on his own for two days before he finally died Tuesday midday.

In addition to this mother and sister, Mohit leaves to mourn a three-year-old daughter and other relatives.

Stabroek News understands that the driver was taken into custody and has since been released on station bail as investigations into the incident continue.

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