The family of a young man who fell off a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) campaign vehicle yesterday are bracing for the worst, although they cling on to hope of a recovery.
Twenty-six-year-old Omari Jabari Bynoe of Glebe Land, St George fell from the back of a truck, which was part of a motorcade staged by Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo, the DLP’s candidate in St George South.
His aunt, Sonia Bynoe, said the general worker is hooked up to machines at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and is fighting for his life.
“We out for the worst because we know he ain’t coming back . . . but we are still wishing for the best,” Sonia said,
Omari was reportedly sitting on the railing of a white Toyota Hiace
pick-up driven by 57-year-old Ken Forde of Sargeant Road, Ellerton, St George when he lost his balance and fell as the motorcade was returning to the constituency office around 4:45 p.m.
Upon hearing of the accident Sonia rushed to the scene from her Farm Road, St George home and found her nephew’s in a pool of blood.
“It is only yesterday morning he told me ‘Aunty, I on board’. I wanted to know what board he on [but] I ain’t know he gone [with the motorcade],” Sonia said.
With the majority of the family camped at his side at the QEH, Omari’s cousin Andre Bynoe told Barbados TODAY they were all shattered.
“It is going to be tough on everybody,” Andre said.
Byer-Suckoo was the first on the scene to provide medical assistance after the incident occurred. Andre revealed that the DLP candidate remained at the QEH until after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, encouraging the family to be strong.
When contacted by Barbados TODAY, Byer-Suckoo said those who witnessed the accident were receiving counselling.