Fisherman, 56, dies after car driven by brother crashes into light pole


A 56-year-old fisherman died after the car in which he was travelling reportedly crashed into a light pole on the Crane Access Road, West Coast Demerara.

Dead is Raymond Rafeek, also known as “Ghost” of Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara.

The accident occurred around 01:00hrs on April 29.

Rafeek was a passenger in the car driven by his brother Mohamed Rafeek. Mohamed escaped unhurt.

During an interview with the News Room, Indera Rafeek, the daughter of Raymond, the two brothers were imbibing together at a bar in Crane.

They subsequently left and were returning home when the accident occurred.

Indera said based on information she received, her uncle claimed that his vision became blurred, causing him to lose control and crash into a light pole.

Raymond Rafeek was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he succumbed.

Indera, who works at the hospital, told the News Room that she received a call from the hospital requesting her to report for work.

Upon her arrival, she said she learnt of the accident.

“They told me that my father was in an accident and he did not make it. When I was there maybe that was his last,” Indera said.

The driver was arrested and placed on $160,000 station bail. He is yet to be charged.

“My father was everything to me. The only person after my mom passed away was him. It’s hard. Very, very hard.

“It’s never okay to lose somebody that you are close to and build all that relationship with,” Indera told the News Room.

Indera is calling for her uncle to be penalized.

“I want his license to be taken away…he deserve all the charges possible,” she said.

1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    Yet another abuse of GPL poles.
    Start suspending these poles 10 feet above the ground and help prevent daily abuse,
    assault by speeding drivers.
    If these poles could talk, they would request to be placed far away from the roadside.

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