TWENTY-one-year old Colin Thomas died on Saturday night after he collided with a utility pole while riding his motorcycle in the vicinity of the New Amsterdam Post Office.
Thomas, an employee of Berbice Home Design Engineering Associates, was last seen by his mother Marsha between 19:00hrs and 20:00hrs on Saturday evening when he left their Lot 51, Stanleytown home to hang with some overseas-based friends .
Relatives said Thomas was expected to visit another of his relatives at Mai and Patrick Dam, Mount Sinai , where he was expected to spend the night. It was believed that he was heading to that location when the accident occurred.
This newspaper was reliably informed that the motionless body of Thomas was discovered by an individual who was searching for bottles. It was after that individual raised an alarm , that security ranks responded and transported the injured youth to the hospital, where his death was confirmed.
Minutes before 07:00hrs on Sunday morning a taxi driver alerted the family of the accident and when family members rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital, their loved one was already in the mortuary .
Subsequently, family members visited the traffic department where ranks handed over $31,000 cash and a gold ring which belonged to Thomas. The damaged motorcycle is lodged at the station.
Thomas mother claimed that when her son left home he was also in possession of a JS cellphone and a gold chain with the pendant ‘ Trouble pun it’, however, it was not recovered.
According to her, family members thoroughly searched the accident scene , where they observed damages to a pole just before the Sentinel Security Services Berbice Office, which is obliquely opposite the post office. They found none of the valuables.
Colin Thomas, the second of eight children, leaves to mourn his parents Sheldon and Marsha, along with seven siblings other relatives and friends.