Police continue hunt for Chinese national – Traffic Chief

first_imgAnnandale fatal accident After more than one week of hunting for a Chinese man who is believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on the Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), Police are yet to make an arrest.Traffic Chief Linden Isles confirmed on Saturday that there has been no development in the investigation as Police are still searching for the driver of the minibus, which struck down the two teenagers on the evening of December 9, 2018.On the evening in question, 15-year-old Karamchand Khemraj of Lot 44 Annandale North, ECD, and 16-year-old Razid Shaw, of Lot 35 Annandale Public Road, were heading home from the shop when they were struck down by a minibus that continued on its way. Khemraj died while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital while Shaw was admitted as a patient.The identity of the driver was revealed after the vehicle that was involved in the accident was found hidden in a makeshift bond at Mon Repos, ECD by Police.The silver Hiace Pitbull minibus was found covered with a tarpaulin; after checks, an indentation was found on the right side light while the rear-view mirror was broken. The vehicle was taken to the police station where it was impounded.Guyana Times also received information which indicated that the suspect, along with his girlfriend, is currently attempting to flee the country.According to the Police, their investigations disclosed that the two young men had just ridden out of a northern access road onto the main road when the minibus, which was proceeding east along the northern carriageway, collided with the bicycle.As a result of the impact, the youths were tossed onto the road surface and sustained head injuries.The driver drove away without rendering any assistance. A few days after the Chinese national was identified as the driver who caused the fatal accident, a member of the Chinese Association accompanied by Attorney-at-Law James Bond visited the families of the two young men and offered to compensate them.Both families, Guyana Times was told, refused the offer, but Bond told sections of the media that the Chinese Association was making the offer out of remorse.Meanwhile, Shaw, who sustained injuries to his lungs and head, remains hospitalised.last_img read more