Friday, April 12, 2024

2 road deaths


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Two families are in mourning following the deaths of loved ones in separate accidents early yesterday morning.
Dead are Frederick “Fred” Bryan, 63, of Hothersal Turning, St Michael, and 29-year-old Guyanese Govind “Andy” Bhagwandat of Harrow Land, St Philip.
Bryan was driving to his sister Kay’s house in Bush Hall when the vehicle ran off the road and into a metal fence along Codrington Road. Bryan, who was reportedly hypertensive, was said to have suffered a heart attack.
According to Bryan’s sister, Delores O’Neale, he called the family house just after 3 a.m. yesterday saying he was feeling unwell and was headed there in the hope that Kay, a nurse who assists with heart procedures at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, could assist him. He was not able to go the distance, however.
“He was a very quiet person; he didn’t say much. He was very loving and nice,” she said, adding that the entire family has had difficulty functioning since hearing the news.
Yesterday, Bhagwandat’s aunt “Esther” and cousin “Ricky” were trying to piece together the little information given by police.
Both relatives saw him on Sunday and Ricky said they exchanged a few words before parting. The relatives admitted that they did not communicate as regularly since he moved out.
“Andy wasn’t a bad person, yuh know. . . . I was shocked when I hear [of his death] this morning,” Esther said, adding that she and her nephew did not speak to each other on Sunday.
Ricky said his cousin was a church-going person and was out in the field with the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Sunday. He said they would hang out and party together and have a few drinks, but that changed since Bhagwandat started going to church.
The relatives said the farm worker, who came to Barbados almost ten years ago, had two younger brothers, one in Guyana and the other in New York with their mother.

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