Ruimveldt Accident: Husband dies hours after wife
The death toll from Monday morning’s accident on the Ruimveldt Public Road, Georgetown climbed to two with the passing of 54-year-old Rawle McKenzie of Samatta Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara.
McKenzie was the husband of Sarah Wilson, 51, who died immediately after the accident at about 05:30 hrs when a speeding driver crashed into their minibus in the vicinity of the Ruimveldt Police Station.
Both McKenzie and Wilson suffered serious injuries, including lacerations and deformities to Wilson’s lower body. At the time of the accident, Wilson was a passenger in the front seat of the minibus involved in the crash. The bus was being driven by her husband who was trapped and suffered broken limbs.
The speeding driver who was identified as 29-year-old Pream Seecharran of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara remains hospitalized in a critical condition. He is a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital, suffering from head injuries.
The other occupants of the minibus were 31-year-old Javon Bowen of Samatta Point, Grove and 58-year-old Lennox Clementson of Guyhoc Gardens.
Preliminary investigation revealed that motorcar PAD 2018 was proceeding South on the Ruimveldt Public Road, allegedly at a fast rate, and while in the vicinity of ‘Top Point Store’, the driver of the car was negotiating a slight bend and in the process of doing so, the left side front of the motorcar came into contact with a pile of sand situated on the eastern side of the road and then collided with the bridge.
This caused the motorcar to flip several times onto the western carriageway, subsequently colliding with the front portion of the minibus which was proceeding along the western carriageway of Ruimveldt Public Road.
As a result, the drivers of both vehicles and the minibus passengers all received injuries on their bodies.
Firefighters responded to the scene after both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles and had to be extracted. The Fire Service in a statement said both drivers also suffered broken limbs.