Family praying for man’s recovery
Relatives and friends are hoping that 26-year-old Omari Jabari Bynoe pulls through after it was reported he was in a deep unconscious state, with traumatic brain injury, after he fell from a truck Monday.
He was travelling, taking part in a motorcade to support Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St George South, Dr Esther Byer Suckoo.
Bynoe’s mother Joycelyn, of The Glebe, St George, declined to speak about her son who is in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
When contacted, Byer Suckoo said she had been at the hospital with the family yesterday.
“I don’t think the family is in any way up to speaking with anyone right now. I was with them last [Monday] night, and was there again early this [yesterday] morning. The young man is still in critical condition, so we’re all here praying and supporting each other; the team and the family,” she told the MIDWEEK NATION.
Her rival, BLP candidate Dwight Sutherland, also said he was at the hospital and was still trying to deal with the incident.
“The family are not in a position to speak. I am here at the hospital with them, and I just looked at him. My wife was with them at the incident yesterday [Monday]. It is very sad, and we’re hoping and praying for his recovery,” he said.
Amidst comments circulating via social media that both candidates were looking to get political mileage, Sutherland said it was nothing of the sort.
“We don’t speak politics when it comes to injuries and family. His cousin has been my personal assistant for the past five years. This is an unfortunate incident, and we’re rallying behind all of the Bynoe family. It’s all up to him right now, because it seems to be a very tough situation with a fifty-fifty chance for his life. So we’re here praying,” he said.
A senior police officer, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said sitting at the edge of an open back truck was a dangerous habit, which must be discouraged.
“We do not encourage people to sit on the edge of the tray of vehicles. It is ridiculously dangerous, and we always advocate against people travelling in vehicles to sit on the back of a tray in open back vehicles. Whenever we see this practice, we try our best to stop people from engaging in that habit,” he added. (RA)