Bittersweet memories are all that the family of the late Adam De Jesus of lot 38 Goed Fortuin, West
Bank Demerara (WBD) is left with after learning of his tragic death yesterday morning.
Reports are that the 26-year-old was returning from Joe Vieira Park after Easter Monday celebrations when the accident occurred at Versailles, WBD.
De Jesus is said to have died while he was being rushed from the accident scene to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.
His brother, Andy, told Kaieteur News that Adam was transporting a friend who was at the Joe Vieira Park to the Vreed-en-Hoop junction, so that he (the friend) could get transportation to go home.
It was around 12:30 hrs when his brother lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the fence of the Versailles Power Station.
“He was taking his friend to the junction to get transportation home when the accident took place. This was about 12:30 hours, just after midnight,” said Andy De Jesus.
According to one female family friend, Adam was still breathing when he was pulled out of the vehicle.
“He was still alive and they were taking him to the hospital when he passed away. The doctor said he was already dead when he arrived there,” said the young woman.
Meanwhile, De Jesus’ friend who was in the vehicle, 23-year-old Paul Adams, is said to have suffered minor injuries to his neck. There was also minimal damage to the vehicle in which the two men were travelling.
Kaieteur News was told that quite recently, the De Jesus had joined a private mining company and was enjoying his new job.
He was previously employed at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) and the New Building Society (NBS) as a cashier.
Some of his friends described Adam as a popular, jovial young man who “could always bring a smile to a sad face”.
“Every life has an impact in the world. He touched so many lives. It seems so cruel to lose one so dear and time may dull the pain but we will never forget Adam,” were the words of one of his friends.
He is survived by his mother, stepfather and four younger siblings.