A relative of 56-year-old Andre Horsham who died after he crashed into a light pole yesterday morning is pleading with drivers to be more careful on the roads.
Horsham’s cousin Sharon Ramsingh-Gopie said her cousin’s death was another blow to the family who is still grieving the loss of her younger brother Roddy Ramsingh. Ramsingh was shot to death almost two years ago while liming at a bar not far from his Fyzabad home.
A police report stated that around 3.30 am yesterday Horsham, 56, a chef, was heading south along the Solomon Hochoy Highway in his silver Nissan Tiida when he lost control near the Gasparillo lay-by. His car swerved off the road and collided with a light pole. He died on the scene.
A party of police officers, firefighters and a T&TEC crew visited the scene.
Speaking at her Mon Desir Road, Fyzabad home yesterday, Ramsingh-Gopie said Horsham recently got a job offshore. She said he was very close to her brother and following his murder Horsham kept his distance. “After my brother died it was hard for him to come around.” Horsham’s three children live in America.
“He was a very jolly, kind, happy-go-lucky person. Never a dull moment when he is around. Whenever you see him he has this big bright smile.” She said he was in the area visiting relatives on Saturday, but she did not see or speak to him. She could not say where he was going when the accident occurred. Lamenting the number of fatalities on the roadway, Ramsingh-Gopie said, “If you know you can’t drive, stop. Don’t go. Sleep in the car. It is really not safe, stop and get a lil rest or stay where you are.” She said her cousin was “no big drinker” and may have been tired. (SW)