VICTIM’S NAME: Anthony Harris, Died 2022-07-09 AGE:60
AUTHOR OF STORY: Mariella Pierre / Partner
On the 09th of July 2022 from 6:00am my life changed. My friend Anthony Harris was cycling around the Queen’s Park Savannah in the vicinity of the band stand, when he was knocked off his bicycle by a motor vehicle. He was in the cycle lane.
I proceeded to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, after getting the news. He was already in a coma. I contacted his daughter and signed the consent form for the doctors to proceed with the emergency surgery. He was bleeding in his brain. The surgery was successful, but his blood pressure could not be stabilized. After the doctors realised that his brain stem was damaged and we were informed that his organs will fail one at a time.
From 2:30am on Sunday 10th of July 2022 the head nurse informed me that he was not doing well. I spent the night in the ICU. She allowed me to spend some time with Anthony. I called his daughter’s, they came promptly. I was able to arrange a priest to come. The priest left at 10:50am and Anthony died at 11.:10am, on Sunday 10th of July 2022.
I miss my friend of 15 years. He was my confidant, my partner, my everything. We knew the good, the bad and the ugly about each other. He is gone and is just a memory.
Fifteen years together, all gone. End of the last chapter.