Family challenges Police report in Foulis hit & run                 


Relatives of 30-year-old Ameer Dassalut are calling for a thorough police investigation to be conducted after the man met his demise in the wee hours of Sunday in a hit-and-run accident. The accident occurred along the Foulis Access Road, East Coast Demerara.

Dassalut’s mother, Barbara Sebastien told the News Room that he was her only son. He was on his way home from work when he was struck and died at the scene.

The mother said she received a call that Dassalut was involved in an accident and was lying motionless and bleeding on the road.

When she arrived at the scene, a crowd had gathered and while she saw blood on the ground she did not see her son.

“My son was already dead and they put he in the police vehicle at the back,” the grieving woman said.

According to her, Dassalut was struck by a motorcar at 15th Street Foulis and dragged to 16th Street.

However, Police Headquarters reported that it was “an unknown vehicle” that hit the man while the family is claiming that it was a motorcar.

Police said a 23-year-old motorcyclist is in custody for the crime. According to the report, his motorcycle had damages to the left front side along with traces of blood. But the family is maintaining that the motorcar involved fled the scene and that the motorcyclist was involved in a separate incident.

The family provided a video from CCTV cameras of the accident.

Sebastien explained that police traced the blood from the scene to the motorcyclist’s home. Relatives believe that he passed by the scene and got blood on the motorcycle.

“My son was walking, he was going home and this car come out and picked him up and start to drag him from 15th to 16th Street.

“Me need justice for my son, he was my only son. God give me one son and now he gone,” Sebastien stated.

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