Three months after he struck down two teenage boys, one of whom eventually died, the driver of minibus GWW 2140 is still on the run. The suspect is said to be a Chinese national who was operating a supermarket here.
A police source said that traffic ranks were able to confirm that the suspect, identified as C. Wen, has fled the country. His relatives have made countless offers to family members of the deceased and the injured teen to settle the matter.
The teens were on a pedal cycle when they were struck down by the speeding minibus on December 09, 2018. The pillion rider, Karchand Khemraj, 15, of lot 44 Annandale Public Road, ECD, succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The cyclist, Razid Shaw, 16, of lot 35 Annandale Public Road, was previously bedridden and has now started walking but slowly. His speech is now developing following the accident. He is receiving therapy.
The Guyana Standard has been informed that the victim’s relatives have rejected the offer and are calling on the authorities to arrest the suspect’s loved ones so that he will be forced to surrender himself.
The suspect’s minibus was found hidden in a bond at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) days after the accident. It has since been confiscated.