Coverden woman dies in accident

Dead: Ann Mohamed

By Rabindra Rooplall

THIRTY-THREE-year-old Ann Mohamed, an employee of the Prairie International Hotel at Coverden, East Bank Demerara, lost her life in front of her workplace on Saturday evening just after leaving work.The Coverden, East Bank Demerara mother of two was killed after a two-vehicle collision caused a pick-up to pin her while she was standing on the road. A car which crashed into the pick-up was pitched into a nearby trench.

The driver of the pick-up was identified as Colin Lovell, who is attached to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). According to police, charges are pending and Mr Lovell will appear in court soon.

Ms Mohamed was reportedly struck by one of the vehicles involved in the collision after a pick-up coming out of a driveway came into contact with a speeding car, resulting in the woman being caught in its path while attempting to run to safety.

Public-spirited citizens subsequently pulled her from under the pick-up and rushed her to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where she succumbed to her injuries. One eyewitness said, “She (Mohamed) was under the van and they had to cut out her clothes to get her out of there. It was very sad (that) she had to die on the spot from that impact”.

Vinod Mohamed said he saw a call coming from his wife’s cell phone on Saturday evening and he thought she wanted him to pick her up from work. “But when I answer my phone, was one of her friends at the accident site crying, saying she found her phone some distance from her body and there was an accident When I rushed down there, I saw a lot of people and lots of vehicles, and I said to myself this is a big accident. Then I went over to the officer, who was rude to me and chucked me after I started asking questions. Then I saw my wife’s lifeless body, and when I touched her neck for a pulse, I said: ‘oh God, she’s dead!’,” Mr Mohamed lamented.

He said the post-mortem will be done today, and based on the findings, the driver is expected to be charged and placed before the courts.
According to the Mohameds’ son, Vinod Mohamed junior, he received a telephone call on Saturday evening informing him about the accident and his mother’s demise.
“I still can’t believe it!” he declared.

The vehicles involved in the smash-up were taken to the Madewini Police Station.