Taxi driver run over by car – autopsy

first_imgBody found next to submerged carThe Corentyne, Berbice taxi driver, whose lifeless body was discovered a short distance away from his submerged car might have been run over by his own car.This view was arrived at after an autopsy was performed on the body of Lynsey Grant on Tuesday by Government Pathologist, Dr Vivakanand Bridgemohand.The grieving wife, Natasha Rambarose, being comforted by her brother, Michael RambaroseThe dead man’s brother-in-law, Michael Rambarose, who witnessed the autopsy and later spoke with the pathologist, explained that Grant also had several broken ribs.After revisiting the scene, Rambarose told Guyana Times that Grant might have hit a hump on the Lesbeholden Public Road while travelling at a fast rate and lost control of the vehicle which subsequently toppled.“The mirrors for the car were on the ground about thirty feet apart, this is from how the car was toppling, I presume.”Grant’s body was found next to the canal in which his car was submerged.“He did not go into the canal because there was no mud on his boots and a cushion that usually be in the car for his wife to sit on and drive was on the ground too. When the vehicle topple the cushion pitch out and like as the car keep toppling he pitched out too and the car rolled over him. That is why he had broken ribs and internal bleeding… His jaw was also in like he had a broken jaw,” the brother-in-law revealed.Dead: Lynsey GrantWhen Grant’s body was discovered, he was still wearing jewellery and had cash in his pockets. This dispelled rumours that he fell among robbers and his body was dumped.The body of the 39-year-old man of Lot 52 Adventure Public Road, Corentyne, was found on the parapet next to the canal on Monday.According to his wife, Natasha Rambarose, her husband was last seen at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, at about 18:00h on Sunday and was expected to be home within an hour, but never turned up. This led to family members searching for Grant on Sunday evening and again on Monday.A farmer made the dreadful discovery on Monday morning.Natasha Rambarose described her husband as a very jovial person who was fond of the Indian culture.Grant had been operating his taxi along the Berbice-Georgetown route but had given that up to go into the construction field and also to operate in the Black Bush Polder as a taxi driver.However, over the past two months, Grant, who also plants cash crops at his Adventure home, returned to driving a taxi full-time.He leaves to mourn his wife of 14 years and his 12-year-old daughter.last_img read more

Eagle Scout revives pond, rouses wildlife

first_imgSOUTH EL MONTE – It took an Eagle Scout three days to dig out a buried pond at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, but already it has become a watering hole for a variety of critters. El Monte High School senior Glen Maldonado decided to rehabilitate the pond, which had become choked with plants and debris over the years, as his Eagle Scout project. Three years ago it was filled in with rocks, bricks and mulch to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and spreading the West Nile virus. The pond has now been stocked with mosquito fish to eat mosquito larvae, said Nature Center superintendent Colleen Mackay. Mackay said when more vegetation is planted, the added cover will attract more birds. “It’s really a special place,” she said. Building a crescent-shaped wooden railing around the pond will be the next project for another Eagle Scout. Maldonado, who plans to go to Cal State Los Angeles in the fall, said he became interested in civil engineering after playing The Sims, a computer game in which players create characters and design entire cities. “You build houses, buildings, bridges,” he said. “I started learning more about that type of career.” shirley.hsu@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Maldonado said one reason he worked on the pond was that it’s next to to a handicapped-accessible concrete trail. “I chose that spot because all the seniors who go there walk by on the cement trail, so they could have some scenery,” said Maldonado, who plans to become a civil engineer. His family often comes to Whittier Narrows to walk and relax, he said. Maldonado and a group of volunteers pulled out 9-foot-high thistles, mulefat and mustard plants overgrowing the pond, and shoveled out the rocks and dirt. Within an hour one warm recent morning, observers spotted several bird species: a house wren, California towhee, house finch, hummingbird, mockingbird, black phoebe, lesser goldfinch, phainopepla and a woodpecker. “Out of nowhere, things have starting coming out towards the water,” Mackay said. last_img read more