A YOUNG father of two, who was struck down on Monday night, succumbed to his injuries at the New Amsterdam Hospital, on Tuesday morning.
Ron Thomas, 23, was struck down around 20:55hrs on Monday night, moments after taking his sister home, and was walking back to his Molsen Creek, East Berbice, Corentyne home.
According to his sister, Nadeen Thomas, 30, Ron followed their younger sister, Zalena, home, and was on his way back when a white car which was proceeding towards the Molsen Creek Stelling struck him down and continued along its way.
“He did just left to carry we smaller sister, Zalena home. She living couple houses away from here. When he gone a lil bit after a car fly past we and we hear a noise but the car just slow down and speed up back and gone further up the road. When we come out we see Ron and a set a blood on the road and the car man gone. He just hit he down like a dog on the road,” Nadeen said.
The police were notified, and arrived at the scene promptly, and the young man who was on the ground in an unconscious state was taken to hospital.
With help from Ron’s relatives and neighbours, police managed to apprehend the driver of the car that struck him down. The car in the accident was impounded while the driver has been detained.
Ron was taken to the Skeldon hospital in an unconscious state and was later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he succumbed on Tuesday morning, at around 08:00hrs, while receiving treatment.