Sunday 18 August, 2019

Anguished mother pleads: Stop sharing graphic videos of my son

Photo: Jordahn McCarthy/Facebook

Photo: Jordahn McCarthy/Facebook

Mother of accident victim, 29-year-old Jordahn McCarthy, is asking the public to have a heart and stop sharing gruesome videos of her son's death on social media. 

McCarthy, of Glencoe, died at hospital after being involved in an accident in Carenage over the weekend.

Shortly thereafter, videos showing McCarthy lying motionless and covered in blood were shared on social media. 

The videos have caused even more pain for family members who are struggling to come to terms with his loss. 

His mother, Lisa McCarthy, said to LoopTT that the incident was traumatic enough and asked for others to have some compassion as his family attempts to deal with this. 

"Everyone has been helpful so far, I'm just asking that people stop perpetuating the situation because it's very difficult to deal with. I just want to send my son off in the proper manner and put him to rest, so that we can start healing," she said. 

She added that their family members are rallying together to provide whatever support they can at this time. 

According to police reports, McCarthy and Esther Bailey were travelling along the Western Main Road in Carenage on Sunday morning when the incident occurred.

It is alleged that there was an argument and the driver lost control of the car, crossing over onto the west-bound lane. The vehicle then collided with a white van. 

McCarthy, Bailey, and the driver of the white van were rushed to hospital, however, McCarthy succumbed to his injuries shortly afterwards. 

(Photo: Esther Bailey and Jordahn McCarthy/Facebook).

Bailey remained in critical condition up to Monday morning, while the driver of the white van also sustained some injuries. 

McCarthy and Bailey have a seven-year-old son. 

Investigations are continuing. 

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