Woman dies, husband injured in Bartica accident


A woman is now dead and her husband is critically injured after they were involved in an accident at Bartica, Region Seven on Thursday.

Dead is Felicia Lewis, 23. Her husband, David Huggins, 26, was air-dashed by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to the city on Thursday night. His condition is listed as critical.

The News Room understands that the accident occurred around 15:40hrs at Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street, Bartica.

At the time, Huggins and Lewis were on a motorcycle when they collided with a car. According to the Police, the car, PRR 5669, was proceeding South along the road and failed to stop at the ‘stop sign’ on Fifth Street, Bartica.

It is alleged that Huggins was speeding and collided with the right-side front portion of the car.

Huggins is currently admitted at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) in an unconscious state.

The driver of the car was identified as 66-year-old Byron Prearson, a taxi driver of Mongrippa Hill, Bartica; he was breathalyzed, and the results read .000 BAC.

He is in Police custody.

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