Woman killed, husband hospitalized in horrific Corentyne accident


A Berbice woman was killed after she and her husband were struck off their motorcycle by a speeding car just after noon Tuesday; the husband is in a critical condition in the hospital.

Dead is Laleta Rambaran called Nalini, of Lot 33 Number 73 Village, Corentyne. She was the pillion rider and reportedly died on the spot after she was ran over twice by two different vehicles. Her right leg was also severed during the ordeal.

Her husband, Rishi Rambaran, was first treated at the Skeldon Hospital and then transferred to the New Amsterdam hospital.

Reports are that the motorcar, bearing registration number PGG 6698, which struck the couple off the motorcycle was driven by a man of Eccles , East Bank Demerara who worked at the Skeldon Branch of Customs.

The motorcar involved in the accident

He was allegedly proceeding south at a fast rate of speed. The couple were proceeding in the same direction when it is alleged that Rambaran made a sudden turn eastward.

In a bid to avoid a collision, the driver swerved west, however the left front of the car collided with the motorcycle.

Both of the victims were thrown into the air and landed several feet apart.

Mrs. Rambaran, who was lying motionless on the road with a severed right leg, was dragged and run over by another car that was proceeding south along the eastern lane.

She was pinned under the car and was dragged for a short distance.

One eyewitness recalled that the driver of the second car, a black Premio bearing registration number PMM 6565, tried to avoid the crash but lost control of the vehicle and spun around several times before coming to a halt.

The couple was subsequently picked up and taken to the Skeldon Hospital, where Mrs. Rambaran was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mr Rambaran received injuries to his spine, head and a leg ad was transferred up the New Amsterdam Hospital. His condition is listed as serious.

Both of the drivers are currently in Police custody as investigations continues. A breathlyzer test was done and no alcohol was detected on either of them.

Family members of the deceased gathered at the home of the husband and wife and expressed shock and despair of the incident.

The couple had been married for over 25 years. Their children, who reside overseas, are in a state of shock, relatives said.

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