Woman dies in vehicular accident 'after bad drive'
A ROUTINE visit to her eldest daughter ended in death for a 57-year-old woman, who would have celebrated her birthday tomorrow.
Moonie Arjoon, also known as 'Tara", a housewife, died in a vehicular accident on Saturday.
Arjoon and her husband, Russell Jahorie, 48, were returning to their home at Anand Circular Drive, Reform Village, after visiting Arjoon's daughter, Ria Mattadeen, in Piparo around 3.30 p.m., when the accident occurred.
The couple's daughter, Crystal Jahorie, witnessed the tragedy.
"They were in the back of me. I was in another car and I saw the car crash into a car that was parked up on the side of the road," she said.
Police reports state that Russell Jahorie lost control of his blue 120Y vehicle and crashed into a parked white Nissan B12 along Guaracara Tabaquite Road in Ben Lomand Village.
A family member who spoke to Russell Jahorie—who is in stable condition at San Fernando General Hospital—said: "He (Russell) told me that the reason he lost control of the car was because he received a bad drive from somebody and he tried to pull aside, and that was when he hit the vehicle."
He said Russell was suffering from chest pains.
Sixteen-year-old Crystal said she and her friend, Riaz Hosein, carried her parents to San Fernando General Hospital, where they received treatment immediately.
Her mother was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Jahorie said she bought a cellular phone for her mother and was planning to buy a pair of gold earrings later this week for her as another birthday present.
A lime with friends and family was also being planned for tomorrow.
Crystal described her mother: "She was nice and caring. We would laugh and talk a lot. We had a good relationship."
Officers from Gasparillo Police Station, headed by Corporal Nandlal, are continuing investigations.
An autopsy is expected to take place today.