A Guyanese businessman, identified as Vish Narayan, has died after crashing into a culvert while swerving from dead animals on the new Mocha/Diamond Access Road. He has been described as a “genuinely wonderful soul” by friends and family. The incident occurred around midnight of Sunday, June, 26th, 2022. Narayan died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
Yesterday morning, a citizen posted photos on Facebook showing three dead cows along the new access road. Apparently, a vehicle had hit them and left them there. Later that night, Narayan, not knowing of the dead cows on the road, had the fatal encounter.
Grisly scene along Diamond new access road. Three dead cows and one injured. Had to have been a bad accident. Hope there wasn’t any casualties.Posted yesterday morning, 26th of June, 2022
Persons occupying the new housing schemes have been at odds with cattle owners who were using the area for their pasture prior to the housing development. Residents have complained of the cows destroying their water connections, parapets, damaging vehicles, and even butting pedestrians on a few occasions, among other issues.
Efforts were made by the Ministry of Agriculture to reach out to the owners and relocate the cattle. However some still remain as the owners appear more content on having them closer to home for their convenience.
This latest incident once again highlights the urgency in ensuring the issue of stray cattle and other livestock are removed from our roadways. Just a few nights ago, a driver crashed into a cow at DeHoop, Mahaica.
Source: Action News Guyana