|Death after weekend lime |
By ALEXANDER BRUZUAL Tuesday, February 11 2014
AFTER spending a memorable evening with his loved ones, 39-year-old Noushad Kairoo of Mohammed Street, St Augustine was killed on Sunday night in an accident along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.
Police reported at about 9.30 pm, a white Toyota Corolla car with three male occupants was proceeding east along the highway when on reaching the vicinity of Nestles, the driver Rohan Mohan, 18, lost control of the car which crashed into the concrete guardrail of the bridge.
The driver and his relative Gabriel Barruse, 17, escaped with minor injuries but Kairoo, who was the front seat passenger, died on impact. A party of officers including Sgt Williams, Cpl Harry, PC Persad and WPC De Gannes visited the scene.
At the Forensic Science Centre yesterday, Kairoo’s sister Anissa Kairoo-Barruse described her sibling as a kind and loving person who would be greatly missed. “He was a good person, a loving person. He liked to have fun, liked to dance and in fact that was what he was doing on Sunday, just before he died. We went to the river and we all had a great time. Then we came home and all limed for a bit before I told him drop his niece home.
“So he went Bamboo and did that. But it was when he was coming back that he got into the accident. They say the driver lost control, they say someone hit him...I don’t know. I wasn’t there, so I can’t say what happened. All I know is that we will all miss him greatly and his death leaves us all saddened,” Kairoo-Barruse said.
In an unrelated incident, the 24-year-old girlfriend of Jeffery Antoine, 42, who was killed on Sunday morning in an accident in Wallerfield, said she is still in a state of shock. “I am very sad. That same night, we went to a lime with some family in El Dorado. We ate and drank and had a good time. But during the night we had a bit of a falling out, nothing to talk about really and he left for home.
“About 5 am, I received a call from a man who identified himself as a police constable and I just knew in my heart that something horrible had happened. So I made my way down and at the scene of the accident I didn’t shed any tears because I was in such a state of shock,” said Savitri Ragoobar.
She said Antoine had five children — none with her — and a grandchild. She described him as a “nice, loving and understanding” person. Antoine of Cumuto Main Road, was killed after his gold coloured Nissan Sentra B12 car crashed into a median near Wallerfield. His vehicle was travelling so fast that on impact, police sources said, it flipped several times and travelled over 100 feet before coming to a stop on its hood.