A 19-year-old driver of motor vehicle GPP 3500 which collided with a motor car at the corner of Garnette and Sheriff Streets, causing the death of an infant was tested and found to be Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.
The accident occurred at around 22:00hrs last night.
According to the Guyana Police Force, initial investigations have revealed that of Motor car PMM 1426 which was proceeding south on Sheriff Street, stopped at the centre of the junction of the aforementioned streets and in the process of turning west, motor vehicle GPP 3500 which was proceeding north, collided with the left of the car.
The impact caused 4-year-old Abiola Providence of Newtown Kitt,y who was in the back seat of the car with her relatives; Abiola Trotman and Cheryl Williams, to be flung through the window and onto the roadway. She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Trotman and Williams who received injuries have been admitted to the said institution. Their conditions are regarded as stable.
The driver of the car who was unhurt is in police custody.
Meanwhile, the driver of the other vehicle, who is said to be 19 years old, is presently a patient at Woodlands Hospital, the police said.
They disclosed that he was tested and found to be above the legal alcohol limit.
An investigation is being conducted on how this 19-year-old driver came to be in possession of a licence for a van.