Taxi driver killed in Sunday morning crash in Soesdyke – Guyana Times
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A father of four has become the latest casualty on the road after he lost control of his car in the vicinity of Patsy’s food court, the Linden-Soesdyke Highway junction in the early hours of Sunday. The dead man has been identified as 47-year-old Lester Williams of Hill Foot, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, Demerara East Bank (EBD). Based on reports received, the taxi driver was heading home when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle, crashed into the median, then into a kicker and finally hit several work before hitting a parked truck. He was said to have been pinned under the car and died at the scene. His body was later removed and transported to Lyken Funeral Home. At the dead man’s home hours after the accident, family members had assembled and made preparations for his skill.
One of his brothers, M Williams, explained he was at home when he received a phone call about the accident. He said, without hesitation, he drove to the scene only to find his brother’s Toyota Allion motor car with its four wheels in the air. He noted that people tried to remove him from the wreck, but were unsuccessful. Williams’ lifeless body was eventually recovered after a tow truck arrived at the scene and rammed the overturned car. By then, the grieving brother said, the undertakers had arrived and they removed the body. Williams’ brother, who was trying to hold his emotions in check, told Guyana Times that he saw his sibling alive last Saturday night around 19:00 hrs. “He was home all day, but around 7 o’clock, he left home and said he was going to make two quick trips … that was the last time I saw him alive … the next time I saw him is when they pulled his body under the car, ”the brother noted. The devastated man, usually informed by information, said that when his brother was about to leave the taxi park, he would drive around and tell everyone he was going home. “Does a drive he is driving tell everyone he was going home when the accident happened … we can’t tell if he was under the influence of alcohol …,” he said. Meanwhile, an eyewitness told this publication that Williams was speeding and that the car had ended up in a pothole on the road causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The eyewitness said the car then crashed and slammed into the parked truck. The dead man was described as a family person who also had a pure heart. He leaves to mourn his four children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Police are currently investigating the fatal accident.