Bus driver, 42, dies in Bee Hive accident


A bus driver identified as 42-year-old Romeo Machado of Nooten Zuil, East Coast Demerara died in an accident in the wee hours of Friday.

Police Headquarters in a statement said the incident occurred at about 00:10 hours on the Bee Hive Public Road, East Coast Demerara and involved minibus BYY 4603.

Initial inquiries disclosed that the bus was proceeding east along the road, allegedly at a fast rate of speed, when the driver drove into a pothole and lost control of the minibus.

As a result, the bus crashed into a wooden post erected on the southern side of the road and it ended up in a nearby trench.

The driver received several injuries about his body as a result of the impact.

He was taken out of the minibus by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body is presently at the Memorial Garden’s Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination.

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