Only son mowed down

Michael Mittoo

A hit-and-run driver is being sought after his senseless act ripped to shreds a mother’s love in the wee hours of last Friday morning, (October 6), when her lone offspring was killed in gruesome fashion along the Hopewell main road in Hanover.

The victim is 23-year-old Michael Mittoo of Pond Peace, Hopewell.

The Western Mirror understands that a well-known taxi operator is being sought for the deadly act.

It’s reported that about 4:53 a.m., Mittoo was walking along the Orchard Housing Scheme main road doing his usual early morning walk, when he was hit and left for dead.

A close family member disclosed that Mittoo, while attempting to cross the roadway, on the date mentioned, was run over by a car.

Further reports are that several other vehicles coming from the direction of Sandy Bay, also ran over the body of Mittoo as it laid in the street.

Mittoo’s body was discovered by persons doing their early morning jogging exercise, who called the Sandy Bay police.

A grief-stricken family member, fighting desperately to hold back the tears as she spoke with the Western Mirror disclosed that Mittoo was preparing to migrate, where he would rejoin with his mother in the United States.

“He would soon be leaving he was getting ready to leave to join his mother in the US”, the aunt disclosed as she wiped tears from her eyes.

“He was a very creative person, one who loved art and music, a great person, full of intelligence”.

“He was just enjoying the rest of his time here while the final touches on his departure were being done. He would have left this island by May or June of next year; his mother must be in shambles,” the aunt said.

“It is such a great loss to her and the family; he was her only child and was so cruelly ripped from her.  It was an untimely death and a vicious way for him to go.”

Unconfirmed reports are that a popular taxi driver, who has been operating in the area and is known to be on the road in the wee hours of the mornings, is being sought for questioning in relation to the hit and run.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the police.


Meanwhile, the body of woman found along a section of the Spring Gardens main road near in Reading, St. James, remains unidentified.



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