Two survivors of deadly WCB smash-up discharged from hospital


As investigations continue into the deadly West Coast Berbice smash-up that claimed the lives of six persons, the survivors of the accident are said to be recovering well.

The News Room understands that Brian Goodridge and Akeem Solomon have since been discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital and are recovering at home while Fiona Massiah who had a surgery, are recovering at the hospital.

Massiah in a Facebook post said that there were no broken bones “only a fracture.” When contacted by the News Room, she indicated that she was not ready to speak about the accident.

“I am ok and I am recovering by the grace of God,” she said.

The six victims who perished in the accident

Meanwhile, as it relates to the investigation, Regional Commander Simon Kurleigh noted that the probe is still ongoing.

Three vehicles are reported to have collided on the Plantation Ross Public Road, West Coast Berbice in the wee hours of last Saturday.

Those killed have been identified as 28-year-old Joel Jacobs of Sophia, Georgetown; 22-year-old Jamol Lynch of Hopetown, West Coast Berbice; 23-year-old Lindon McFarlane of Belair, West Coast Berbice; 19-year-old Jashawn Saul of Belair, West Coast Berbice; Keanna Dow of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice and Gary Blair of Turkeyen.

Autopsies revealed that MacFarlane died from shock and burns, Joel Jacobs died from shock with cerebral fracture of the skull and multiple injuries while Lynch, Dow, Blair and Saul died from multiple injuries.

Editor’s Note: Another man, Glen Campbell, had been listed as a survivor in the story but the News Room was subsequently informed that Campbell was not involved in the accident. 

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