Man killed, daughter-in-law critical in Corentyne accident
A 47-year-old motorcyclist has died of injuries he sustained after he was struck down on the Clifton Public Road on the Corentyne Coast Thursday night.
His daughter-in-law, who was also on the bike, remains in a critical condition.
Dead is Ramdat Yadram, of Lot 165 Block 14 Tain settlement. His daughter-in-law, the pillion rider at the time, has been identified as Nicola Mangar, 20, of Lot 25 Tain.
The accident occurred at around 21:15 hrs. According to a family member, Mangar had gone to visit her in-laws; as it was late, her father-in-law decided to give her a ride home.
Reports are that Yadram was proceeding north on the Clifton Public Road when he attempted to go across the public road and collided with motor car HC 5542; the car was proceeding
east on the northern side.
Reports are that the car was speeding. The News Room understands the driver of the motorcar, instead of rendering assistance, subsequently left the scene and went to the Police station where a report of the accident was made.
Persons had pleaded with him to take the injured to the hospital.
The duo was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital where Yadram succumbed to his injuries a short while after.
Mangar was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital and then to the
Georgetown Public Hospital on Friday morning – family members said she
did not regain consciousness.
The Police said a breathalyser test was performed on the 61-year-old driver but no alcohol was detected; he remains in Police custody as investigations continue.