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TSU rank slams into pedestrians; one dead, others hospitalised

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By Leroy Smith

A 51-year-old West Berbice man is now dead after he and other pedestrians were struck by a car driven by a Policeman attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU).

Dead is Winston Small of Catherine Village, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.

News Room understands that Constable Jarren Huntley was driving motor car PWW 1614 when he lost control of the vehicle while trying to negotiate an uneven section of the road near the Burma Bridge.

That caused him to careen into 13-year-old peddle cyclist Jadine Alleyne of Calcutta Village, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.  The car then swerved to the other side of the road and slammed into Small and 43-year-old Lawrence Semple, before coming to a halt in someone’s yard.

The injured persons were rushed to the Mahaicony Hospital, where Small was pronounced dead on arrival.  In addition, the three other persons who were in the car driven by the Policeman were admitted to the hospital for observation. Their names were given as: Fitzroy Goodridge, 23; Delroy Hutson, 35; and Odari Reynolds, 23. They are all from Eldorado Village, West Coast Berbice.

Lawrence Semple and Jarren Huntley were later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Semple is nursing a fractured pelvis and left foot.  The 13-year-old sustained multiple injuries and X-Ray examinations had to be conducted.

This is not the first time that an accident of this nature took place at that very location.  Some three years ago, a mother of nine was killed on the very spot when a car also attempted to avoid the uneven section on the approach to bridge and slammed into some pedestrians.

The pedestrians were hospitalised for weeks and the driver in that accident was never captured.

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