Five injured, one critical in Den Amstel accident


Several young people were seriously injured on Saturday night after 22-year-old Marissa Lam lost control of the motorcar she was driving and collided with a concrete bridge, before entering a nearby trench at Den Amstem Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), Region Three.

In addition to Lam, four passengers, all aged 18 years, were injured. The injured passengers are: Alana Boodhoo, Nocholas Ramah, Ronela Balkarran and Shuoyb Jahoor.

Jahoor is listed as critical, according to a police report.

It is understood Jahoor suffered a fractured skull, as he was flung from the back seat to the front of the car upon impact.

According to the police, Lam, who was driving a motor car bearing the number plate HC 8594, lost control while attempting to negotiate a turn on the right bend of the northern side of the Den Amstel Public Road.

Subsequently, the car collided with a concrete bridge on the western side of the road, before entering a nearby trench.

Lam and three of the passengers received injuries and were taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital for medical attention. They were treated and eventually sent away.

Jahoor was referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation; his condition is being monitored as investigations continue.

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