Rose Celestine Persad got up yesterday morning, the day of her 28th wedding anniversary, thinking of how she would celebrate her wedding anniversary.
But as she stood outside her home, chatting with her close friend and neighbour, Sheila Harrinam about her plans, she was killed by an out-of-control car, which pinned her beneath it, taking her life.
She only had time to utter a few last words before dying.
These were to her husband Basdeo Persad, whom she called by his pet name, "Allo, you see what happen?"
She then instructed him to remove the rings from her fingers.
Celestine Persad, 48, had only moments before fed her husband a breakfast of bread and tea before she went to visit Harrinam.
Harrinam, who runs a beauty salon at her home, said she left a customer inside and she and Celestine Persad walked out the building around 9 a.m. and were at the side of Rochard Road, near Ramsabad Road, Penal.
"As we reached in front the shed, I was just behind her chatting, I saw a red car (Nissan Almera) lose control. I only say 'Rose' and she turned to run but the car hit away the gazebo and came towards her," Harrinam said.
Harrinam said she (Harrinam) ran towards a nearby balcony behind a wall.
Her life was spared.
Celestine Persad was pinned beneath the red Almera.
The car, which also damaged a tent in front of Harrinam's home, was stopped by a concrete post.
Celestine Persad's husband said he heard the loud noise and rushed outside.
"I saw someone on the ground ... I didn't know it was my wife ... I can't believe my madam died so," he said with tears in his eyes yesterday.
Celestine Persad passed away while being taken to hospital by an ambulance.
Persad, 52, a farmer and proprietor, said his wife was a "good person" and had planned to travel to the United States next week to visit her four children, who are between the ages of 20 and 26.
"She already bought tickets to go away on the 3rd of July," he said.
The family has now begun making funeral arrangements.
A 30-year-old man of Penal is assisting Barrackpore police with their investigations.
Road fatalities for 2012 now stand at 91, according to an Express tally.