In a private ceremony held at the Legacy in Chaguanas, relatives, friends, and neighbours of Dr Rajeev Bahall bade him a final farewell today.
Security at the Legacy said the family did not want any media at the funeral which started at 9:30 am. Following the funeral service, Dr Bahall was cremated near the Temple in the Sea at Waterloo.
Bahall, 27, of Lange Park, Chaguanas, died after his silver BMW crashed into some concrete barriers along the Uriah Butler Highway near the Factory Road, Chaguanas, around 1.14 am on Friday.
It is believed he was not wearing his seatbelt as he was thrown out of the vehicle. Following his death, relatives called on the Government to set up proper signs and indicators near the concrete barriers.
Andell Mikail, who attended Bahall's funeral, painted the barriers after Bahall's demise.
On a Facebook post, Mikail wrote, "The location of the accident is poorly lit, devoid of reflectors, signage on the road and reflective paint on the concrete barriers. It is a major safety hazard. Today, there is still so much debris at the site and the authorities of the Ministry of Works and Transport have not addressed the situation to assist other unsuspecting road users at that turnoff."
Bahall's uncle, Specialist Medical Officer and Consultant Physician Dr Mandreker Bahall also complained about the improper signage. He said his nephew only recently got a permanent job at the paediatrics ward of the San Fernando Teaching Hospital, a week before his death.
Several of his colleagues expressed sadness at his death yesterday, saying he was always passionate about his profession and he loved children.
- by Radhica De Silva