Taxi driver killed in Montrose crash

Dead Arif Williams

A YOUNG taxi driver died Tuesday evening after the car he was driving careened off the road at Montrose, East Coast Demerara and toppled.According to reports, 22-year-old Arif Williams of Dr. Miller Street, Triumph, East Coast Demerara, was driving at a very fast rate when he swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian who was crossing the road in the vicinity of the Academy of Apex Education and slammed into a guard hut, injuring the security guard who was inside.
Ironically, the security guard who was identified as Mahendranauth Krishram once worked at the Academy of Apex Education as a security guard while Williams himself was a student of that school. Sources have also stated that a female might have also been injured in the accident.
Speaking with the media yesterday afternoon at his Triumph home, the dead man’s father Andy Williams said that prior to the accident, his son had earlier picked him up from Georgetown and dropped him home.
The man said that his son then left to pick up his girlfriend and was heading to Georgetown when tragedy struck. Asked about the possibility of alcohol consumption, the man told media operatives that his son was not drinking prior, during or after he picked him up and dropped him off.
He further stressed that he would never entertain his son drinking much less when he is slated to travel with the vehicle.
The Guyana Police Force in a press release yesterday stated that the accident occurred at approximately 22:30 hrs Tuesday night. The dead man leaves to mourn his parents, siblings, other relatives, and friends. (Leroy Smith)