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Two Corentyne mothers are grieving the loss of their youngest sons who were involved in a head-on collision along the Line Path Public Road on Saturday.
Dead are 26-year-old, Churman Megnat of Lot 12 Line Path and 36-year-old, Nimrod Persaud of Lot 29 D Line Path, Corentyne Berbice.
Megnat’s mother, Bhoopwattie Megnat said her son had left home just after 12pm on Saturday and indicated to her that he will be back later in the evening as he was going to be with some friends.
“Usually he does go out with his friends them and hang. We used to live at another part in Line Path and all of his friends are there so he would go and spend time with the boys that side. Sometimes he does be at a shop hanging out too.”
The mother said she cannot come to grips with the tragic news.
“I was home when I heard a loud impact on the road so I decided to walk out and go see what happened, before I reach some people hold me back and tell me don’t go that your son get into an accident and they take him hospital but he’s okay. They keep holding me back and they bring me home and wasn’t telling me what happened,” the woman related.
The woman said she then contacted a neighbour who has a vehicle to take her to the Skeldon Hospital. It was there that her worst fears were confirmed.
“I crying going hospital and begging god for nothing to happen to my only son. I walk in the hospital and I see somebody cover up in a sheet and lay down on the stretcher. When I go closer and I see the foot and the pants I left shock. I know that was him but I was still hoping it wasn’t. I pull the sheet from the face and there was my son motionless.”
Bhoopwattie, related that she and Megnat had been living alone and he was the one who kept her company since the passing of her husband some five years ago.
“Me and he alone does deh. When he gone out I does go by the neighbours and gyaff and then when he come home he does come looking for me. He always like be next to me. I don’t know what I’ll do without him.”
Churman made it to his 26th birth anniversary but only enjoyed it for 24 hrs. On January 1st, he spent his birthday at home with his mom, however on Saturday while continuing his birthday celebration with some friends, he met his demise.
Meanwhile, his friend, 36 year old, Nimron Persaud was also killed in the accident.
According to Persaud’s mother, Omwattie Persaud her son is the youngest of four children and was the only one living with her.
She described him as a very kind and humble young man whose death has left the family in tears and in a state of complete shock.
“My baby gone and leave me just like that. Why he had to go. Saturday I was home and all I hear is my son get accident and dead.”
Persaud, a hire car driver operates in the Skeldon area. He was married about five months ago.
A police report stated that Persaud was in the company of Churman who was driving motorcar PLL 4090. Sheik Mahmood, driver of the other vehicle, PYY 7581 alleged that he was proceeding northerly direction on the western drive lane while motorcar PLL 4090 was proceeding in the opposite direction. However, he said that Churman who was driving motorcar PLL 4090 suddenly swerved into his lane resulting in a head on collision.
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