Mechanic dies after losing control of car at Coldingen

A 28-year-old mechanic lost his life on Tuesday night after he allegedly lost control of his car along the Coldingen Access Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) at around 18:15 hrs.

The dead man has been identified as Akram Samaroo of Section ‘B’ Non Pariel, ECD; he died on spot.

At the time of the accident, Samaroo was the driver of motor car, PTT 4607.

Police Headquarters said Samaroo was speeding south along the eastern side of the access road and while negotiating a bend, he reportedly lost control of the vehicle.

“The car flipped, ended up in a nearby trench, and became submerged in water,” Police Headquarters noted in a press release.

Samaroo was pulled from the vehicle by public-spirited citizens. His body is currently at the Jerrick’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.