Feb 28, 2011 News
Nigel Glen, 26, of One-Mile, Linden, who was involved in an accident on Camp Street on Saturday died while being treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Reports are that the man died sometime after 20:00 hours on Saturday after sustaining injuries to his head as a result of the accident which occurred around 16:30 hrs.
Glen, a nurse at the GPHC, only relocated from Linden to Georgetown about one month ago.
Kaieteur News was told that the man was riding his motorcycle along Camp Street when he approached the traffic lights at the junction with North Road.
Having the green light, Glen proceeded when Kunti Dial, the driver of PLL 9996, a Vitz “jumped the red light” and slammed into his motorcycle.
Eyewitnesses stated that the driver of the car tried to drive away after hitting the motorcyclist.
A taxi-driver went to Glen’s rescue while another car driver blocked Dial from leaving the area.
Dial, however, told a different tale, claiming that Glen was the one at fault, since “he jumped the light” and “rode into her.”
She said that after the impact with their vehicles, she lost control of her Vitz and ran into the corner. She was then pulled out in a state of shock and unconsciousness by public-spirited persons.
It was reported that police ranks arrived at the scene 20 minutes later and took Dial and her passenger was taken to the GPHC for medical attention.
When this newspaper arrived at the hospital, Dial was awaiting her medical examination, while doctors and staff were treating Glen.
So far for this year, road accidents have claimed the lives of 19 persons.
Among those who have lost their lives on the roads for 2011 are Jermaine Frank, 26 – passenger killed in accident at Houston, EBD; Mark Seebarran, 30 – pedal cyclist of Lusignan- struck by motor car HB 7825; Rajkumar Basdeo, 47 – motorcyclist of Line Path Skeldon struck by motor van GMM 1564; Julian Mohabir, 23 – passenger in motor car which struck a utility pole near Canje Bridge; Owen Anthony Elliot, 49 – Stabroek News driver killed at Little Diamond E.B.D; Naomi Nedd, 21 (and pregnant) – passenger killed in motor car driven by her mother crashed into tree at Kuru Kuru; Terrence McAllister, 24 – motorcyclist who crashed into culvert at Stanleytown W.B.D; Beverly Denny, 40 – Passenger of minibus driven by her husband, killed at Lance Gibbs and Oronoque Streets; Mahendra Ojha, 46 – pedestrian struck down by motor vehicle at Rumzeight, WCD; Shindradat Dhanraj, 63 – cyclist struck down my minibus on No. 11 Public Road, WCB; David Kofoi, 34 – cyclist struck by motor car at Better Hope, ECD; Visham Seeram,21 – passenger of minibus that crashed at Pearl, EBD; Andrew Hanover, 45 – pedestrian struck by motor car PMM 3202 at Goedverwagting ECD; Raymond Ally, 22 – motorist killed in accident at Houston, EBD; David Yokuba-killed on the Better Hope Public Road. Earlier this week a man from the Essequibo Coast was killed after the truck he was traveling on turned turtle.
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