Fatal injuries sustained by T&T woman consistent with being hit by car -autopsy

Shivanan Brazlon

Shivanan Brazlon, the Trinidad and Tobago national who died on Wednesday afternoon after she was allegedly struck down while attempting to cross the Industry Public Road, on the East Coast of Demerara, died as a result of multiple injuries consistent with a motor vehicle accident, an autopsy has confirmed.

A police source yesterday related the findings of the autopsy to Sunday Stabroek.

The autopsy was conducted yesterday afternoon by Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh.

The police had said that the accident occurred around 5.45 pm on Wednesday while Brazlon, 20, a student at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and her fiancé, Michael Yearwood, a pilot of Lot 384 Seventh Field, Cummings Lodge, ECD, were crossing the public road from north to south.

While on the southern carriageway, they stated that Brazlon walked ahead of her fiancé and was struck down.

As Brazlon was crossing the road, she was hit by motor car PLL 9039, which was being driven by Jonathan Antczak, a pilot of Trans Guyana Airways and of Lot 452 Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

She was immediately picked up and rushed to the Woodlands Hospital, where she succumbed while receiving medical attention.

Antczak, who is said to be a friend of Yearwood, was released on $100,000 bail on Saturday afternoon.

Yearwood’s father, Jonathan, had previously told this newspaper that the couple were exercising prior to the accident.

He had explained that Brazlon was vacationing for a month with her fiancé and was preparing to spend her 21st birthday with him.




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