‘The most selfless person I ever met’ – wife says of teacher killed in Albion accident
The grieving wife of Sydney Cort, the teacher who died in an accident along the Albion/Chesney Public Road, was in disbelief on Sunday as she also sought to comfort his 19-month-old baby.
Cort died in the wee hours of Sunday after he lost control of the vehicle he was driving.
In tears, Trishanna Park-Cort, of Ulverston Village, Corentyne spoke of the last moments she shared with her husband.
Park-Cort told reporters that her husband dropped her and the baby home around 21:00 hrs on Saturday and headed out to meet with some friends.
The tearful woman said based on what she was told, “they were hanging out and then he left to go to drop a friend home somewhere down the road then I just received a call saying come to the hospital and when I reach there, he was already dead.”
She arrived at the Port Mourant Hospital at about 3:45 am on Sunday.
Park-Cort described her husband as “the happiest” and “selfless person” she ever met and “a person who wouldn’t say no to anybody, a person who would give his best, whether he knows you or not.”
Traffic Officer, Assistant Superintendent Nyron Hassanin told the News Room that the accident occurred sometime around 1:40 hrs on Sunday.
He said that based on information received, Cort was proceeding at a fast rate when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with an electrical post.
The car then crashed into a parked vehicle and turned turtle in a nearby yard.
At the home of Sakeena Ali whose fence and parked car was damaged due to the crash, persons were also in disbelief.
Ali said at approximately 01:30 hrs, herself and boyfriend were asleep in the upper flat of their home when she heard a loud impact that followed with their car alarm going off.
She said when she looked out the window, she saw the garage shed had on top of their car and Cort’s vehicle had crashed in their yard.
“When we come downstairs, the car like it hit the post there, hit the fence, hit our car and it end up in the neighbour yard. It knock out the post also but we fix it.”
She said they rushed to the vehicle to see who was inside to assist.
A police vehicle passed at the same time.
“They help take him out cause his hand was under the car,” she added. He was taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where he was pronounced dead.