(By Rabindra Rooplall and Abena Rockcliffe)
Walter Denny, 40, of 78 Costello Housing Scheme, La Penitence, the driver of minibus BKK 642, lost his wife when his vehicle collided with HB 8626 driven by Wasim Ivan of 877 Section C Block Y Grove.
Dead is Beverly Denny, 35.
The collision occurred at the junction of Oronoque and Lance Gibbs Streets, Queenstown, yesterday.
The accident caused the bus to end up in an empty lot on its side.
According to reports, minibus BKK 642 toppled several times before crashing into an empty lot on Lance Gibbs Street. Two of the occupants were flung out of the vehicle.
Wasim Ivan said, “I was on the right of way on Oronoque Street, and the bus was blazing coming down and he just clip the front of my car and flipped into the air.
The lady inside the bus pitch out and fly over the electrical wire and land next to the concrete.”
Eyewitnesses said that a little boy was also hurled from of the bus and ended up in a gutter. Public- spirited citizens assisted the lad and other injured people to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
“After the bus lash the car at the corner, the bus just start to flip and tumble. The woman in the front seat sail in the air over the wire and slam into a concrete fence. I thought she dead.” Another eyewitness said. “The bus man is a mad man.”
The wife, Beverly Denny, sustained severe laceration to the leg and injuries to the head. She died a few hours later.
Beverly Denny, 35, and three children Shane Denny, 11, Selena Denny, 9, Stephon Denny, 6, were also in the vehicle when the accident occurred.
Walter Denny is said to be a Supervisor at Digicel.
Nine-year-old Selena sustained injuries to her left hand and leg. Kaieteur News understands that Shane Denny sustained injuries to his chest while the younger brother, Stephon, sustained neck injuries and was in a state of shock.
Shane and Selena Denny are both students of the Winfer Gardens Primary School while Stephon attends St Pius Primary.
Residents in the area said that traffic is normally light at the corner of Oronoque and Lance Gibbs Streets, Queenstown. Many drivers race through the area without caution and consideration for their own safety.
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