The police are investigating the cause of a horrific accident which claimed the lives of two persons on Tuesday morning on the No 46 Public Road, Corentyne. Three other persons, who were all said to be relatives have been hospitalized. They were all travelling in a motor car towards New Amsterdam when the accident occurred.
According to information those dead are Paula Kissoondial 53, a mother of seven of Lot 128 Second Street, Swamp Section, Rose Hall Town and Akeem Harry 15, a labourer of Sookhoo Street, Rose Hall Town.
Injured are Keith Ross called ‘Wabbler’, 27, Winston Collins called “Ongaman”, 24, and Jermaine Smartt, all of Rose Hall Town.
The car PRR 164 was being driven by Collins, who is the son of Kissoondial. The woman and the rest of the occupants had journeyed to the Molsen Creek to drop off a son, who was heading to Suriname via the MV Canawaima Ferry.
While on their way back around 11:40 hours, tragedy struck. It was reported that the vehicle which was fitted with a spare wheel, was coming around the NO 46 turn at a fast rate when it is alleged that the driver lost control. The out of control vehicle reportedly flipped over several times, clearing a trench in the process before it slammed into a fence and was left perched on a bridge.
Residents quickly converged on the scene and had to lift the car in order to remove the occupants. They also had to cut off the seat belt of the driver and the other front seat passenger to remove them from the car.
The occupants were all rushed to the Skeldon Hospital but it is believed that Kissondial died on the spot while Harry succumbed while receiving emergency treatment.
The survivors were subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital. According to a hospital, source Keith Ross suffered a compressed fracture to the T10 spinal cord and has been transferred to the Georgetown Hospital.
The driver Winston Collins suffered cerebral concussion and a dislocated right clavicle, while Jermiane Smartt suffered cerebral concussion and a fracture to the left humerus.
The two persons that died were sitting in the back seat of the vehicle and bore the brunt of the impact when the car toppled.
Meanwhile, a relative of Harry told the media that they were not aware of his whereabouts until they got word of the tragic accident later in the afternoon.
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