Woman, 37, dies in ‘west side’ accident


An accident between two minibuses and a truck at Zeeburg, West Coast Demerara in the vicinity of GuyAmerica on Saturday claimed the life of 37-year-old Gaitree Sewsankar, a resident of Sister’s Village, West Bank Demerara.

The accident involved motor lorry (GWW 6801) driven by 31-year-old Christopher Rufino; minibus (BTT 1676) owned and driven by Vickram Persaud, a 62-year-old of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE); and minibus (BAB 1864) owned by Gary Aaron of Uitvlugt and driven by Devon Daziel, a 35-year-old of Vergenoegen, EBE.

Police Headquarters reported that there were 14 passengers in minibus BAB 1864 which crashed into the pedestrians, Sewsankar, and Alea Sase, also of Sister’s Village, at around 14:30hrs.

Some of the injured passengers in minibus BAB 1864

Enquiries disclosed that minibus BAB 1864 was speeding east along the northern side of the road when an unknown car turned left into School Street at Zeeburg.

According to the police, Daziel, the driver of the minibus, pulled right to avoid a collision when he crashed into the side front portion of the truck and then into the second minibus (BTT 1676) which was parked on the northern side of the road before slamming into the two female pedestrians.

Sewsankar ended up under minibus BAB 1864; all passengers, including the driver and pedestrian were seriously injured.

They were taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where Sewsankar was pronounced dead.

The driver of the minibus, along with three of the passengers, Imtiaz Ishmeal, Sydney Stephen and Raysidea Marian, were transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital for further treatment.

Police said the drivers were tested for alcohol and no trace was found. Investigations are ongoing.

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  1. Patricia Pierre says

    How horrific it us such a great pity that a life had to be lost. May her soul rest in peace. My condolence goes out to her family at this sad moment.

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