A mother of five was on Tuesday evening killed by a speeding car as she attempted to cross the Affiance Public Road, Essequibo Coast.Dead is 55-year-old Nandranie Singh, a housewife, of Lot 74 Queenstown, Essequibo Coast.Dead: Nandranie SinghBased on reports received, the 23-year-old driver of the motor car, HB 5965, was reportedly on his mobile phone when the accident occurred. The pedestrian was about to cross that road when she was struck by the young man, who was also speeding at the time.The injured woman was rushed to the Suddie Regional Hospital in an unconscious state and succumbed while receiving medical attention. The driver, who cleared a breathalyser test, was arrested and was now assisting traffic ranks with their investigations.One of Singh’s sisters, Tara, Guyana Times that on the night of the accident, her sister and one of her daughters went to purchase some items at the supermarket while her grandchildren were left at a play park, which is a stone’s throw away.After purchasing the items, the grieving sister explained, her niece was left in the supermarket while her sister made her way back to the play park. “She was on the pedestrian crossing going to the park when the car with loud music hit her down… he was also on his phone,” she noted.The woman further stated that she received the news about 20:30h and immediately went to her sister’s home. She noted that her sister received severe head injuries and from all indications, her arms and legs might have been broken as a result of the impact.“After she was taken to the hospital, the doctors tried with her, but she couldn’t make it,” the sister cried. Singh leaves to mourn her five children, grandchildren, and siblings.A post-mortem is expected to be performed on Friday.
Al OrtizFlooded parking lot at an apartment complex in west Houston.Rose Landry moved into The Palms at Cypress Station just three months before Harvey flooded part of her apartment.During the storm and its aftermath, she wasn’t able to work her job as a waitress. So when September 1st came around, she didn’t have enough to pay the full rent. But instead of a break, she got fined and threatened with eviction.“And they’re not working with any of us,” she said. “They’re trying to evicting people left and right.”She said only after she told the apartment management that she contacted the city did they waive her late fees, telling her it was a “gift.”The management did not return requests for comment before deadline.Landry’s is not an isolated case.Father Ed Gomez of Saint Paul’s/San Pablo Episcopal Church in southeast Houston said he surveyed tenants at 18 apartment complexes after the flooding.“People were telling us that if they didn’t pay the rent on time that they would be evicted, that they would call ICE, that they would call immigration and that they would be thrown out,” he said.The Metropolitan Organization addressed the issue at City Council.Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city will work with the Houston Apartment Association to resolve these kinds of cases. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X 00:00 /01:06 Share