A night of celebrations ended tragically for six women who were returning home from the Giftland Mall, after one of them was killed when the motor car in which they were travelling slammed into the rail of the Liliendaal Bridge, Railway Embankment, Greater Georgetown.
Dead is Debra Pompey, of Lot 473 Belle West Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara. Her friends are currently patients at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Police said that the vehicle PSS 7195 was being driven by 27-year-old Tecona Welcome. According to the police, the Lot 391 Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown resident’s breath alcohol content was above the legal limit.
Welcome is said to have sustained a fractured left arm. She has since been discharged from the GPHC and is assisting police with investigations.
The accident occurred at around 23:40hrs last night.
Kaieteur News understands that the women had left Giftland Mall where they were attending one of the victim’s bridal shower.
The car was reportedly proceeding west along the Railway Embankment at a fast rate when the driver lost control and slammed into the bridge.
The others injured have been identified as 20-year-old Rodlyn Grace of Lot 24 Blygezight Gardens, Georgetown; Shameica Martin, 18, of Lot 84 Sideline Dam, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara; 26-year-old Teneisha Hubbard of Lot 473 Belle West, West Bank Demerara; and Saskiya Boyer, 30, of Lot 228 Lodge, Georgetown.
Hubbard sustained broken legs and lacerations about her body. Grace sustained a fractured neck,
When Kaieteur News visited the hospital yesterday Martin and Boyer were said to be in the operating theatre.
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