Bus conductor killed in Soesdyke accident


A 25-year-old minibus conductor is now dead and several others are currently hospitalised after the motor car which they were travelling lost control and crashed along the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Dead is Quamie Dalton, of Block ‘C’ Ice House Road, Timehri. The driver, Shaquille Henry, 25, of Mora Street, Linden and three other female passengers, namely  Shania Budburgh, 18, of Amelia Ward, Linden; Melissa Lewis, 20, of Providence and Rosanna Bobsemple, 27, of Kara Kara, Linden, have been hospitalised.

According to reports, on Monday around 02:00 hours, Henry was driving HD 1029 with the four other passengers and was proceeding south along the eastern side of Soesdyke public road East Bank Demerara.

However, whilst in the vicinity of the Soesdyke junction, Henry hit the median and lost control of the vehicle.

The car following the accident

The vehicle subsequently skid off of the road and collided with a Guyana Power and Light lamp post, which was situated on the eastern side of the road.

As a result of the collision, the vehicle received extensive damages and the passengers received injuries about their body and head.

They were all taken out of the vehicle by the police and public-spirited citizens and placed into motor PSS 4080 and escorted to the Diamond Diagnosis Centre, where they were all seen and examined by a doctor on duty. Dalton died while receiving treatment.

Budburgh, Bobsemple, and Henry were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where they were seen and examined by a doctor on duty and admitted as patients.

The women suffered injuries such as fractured legs and laceration to the head and about the body.

Henry is being treated for injuries to the head and about the body. A Breathalyzer test conducted on him revealed that he was under the prescribed limits.

The Police investigation is still ongoing.

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