Dec 04, 2019 News
A 34-year-old man is custody after telling police that he was behind the wheel of the bus that was involved in Saturday’s deadly smashup at Nismes, West Bank Demerara.
A police official said that the alleged driver, identified as Compton Barrat, of La Retraite, West Bank Demerara, turned up around 14:00 hrs yesterday at La Grange Police Station. He had minor injuries and was accompanied by an attorney.
He reportedly told investigators that he had switched places with Hensley Alleyne, who is said to the owner of the bus. According to a police official, Barrat claimed that he left the scene after persons began to enquire about the identity of the driver.
Police said that the detained man is licensed to drive a bus. Traffic ranks had originally identified Hensley Alleyne as the driver. However, they stepped up their investigation after receiving information that another individual was driving when the bus crashed.
Alleyne, who is currently hospitalised, told Kaieteur News that the route 31 bus was making its tenth trip back to Georgetown when the accident occurred. According to him, he was the conductor while his cousin, called ‘Tall Man’ was at the wheel.
Alleyne said that while he will not admit that bus was speeding, he pointed out that the bus was not ‘overloaded’. He relayed to this publication that he was conscious throughout the entire ordeal and said that after the accident, the driver panicked and fled the scene.
According to police sources, both men will be questioned as investigations continue.
On Saturday last, on the Nismes Public road, a minibus BYY 2981 and a silver grey Toyota Primo PTT 691 collided in a horrific crash that killed four persons. Maria Bisnauth,12, of Lot 125 Sideline Dam, Sister’s Village WBD; Rawle Glen, a 52-year-old hire car driver of Canal #1; Ayesha Sealy, 27, of Patentia Housing Scheme; and Zavira Jona, 22, of Patentia, WBD were all killed.
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