Two friends die, another critical after car slams into electrical poles
An accident on the Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), on Saturday night has left two friends dead and another in a critical condition.
Dead are 24-year-old Pascal Dainty of Unity Place Festival City, North Ruimveldt Georgetown, and 32-year-old Delon Whitehead of William Street, Kitty, Georgetown; Michael Kendall, 25 of Block X Great Diamond, EBD, is nursing injuries about his body.
The News Room understands that Dainty was behind the wheel while Whitehead and Kendall were passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Police Headquarters reported that at around 20:30hrs, Dainty, who was speeding, lost control of the vehicle, PXX 5192, while proceeding north along the western side of the Timehri Public Road.
Police said that vehicle ran off the road in a north-western direction and collided with two electrical poles on the western side, before turning turtle several times, and ended up on the western parapet on a concrete fence.
As a result of the collision, extensive damage was done to the car, fence, and electrical poles, while Dainty and his friends sustained severe injuries.
They were all picked up in unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where Dainty and Whitehead were pronounced dead; Kendall was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
His condition is regarded as serious.
A friend of the trio relayed to the News Room that they were returning to Georgetown after attending a BBQ in Timehri. They reportedly left after a fight ensued.
“It cut me deep cos I could’ve been in that accident but I change my mind and decided to just stay home.
“They were good people, just trying to make themselves somebody,” the friend told the News Room.
Whitehead and Dainty were both employed at Secure Innovations & Concepts Inc. as Aviation Security Officers for Caribbean Airlines.
Dainty reportedly celebrated his 24th birthday on Thursday last.
Investigations are in progress.