UPDATE: Woman, 51, dies after speeding driver crashes into minibus
Sarah Wilson, 51, of Samatta Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara died Monday morning after a speeding driver crashed into a minibus on the Ruimveldt Public Road, in the vicinity of the Ruimveldt Police Station.
The accident occurred at about 05:23 hrs and also left several others hospitalised with injuries, including both drivers.
Wilson, at the time of the accident, was a passenger in the front seat of the minibus involved in the crash.
The motorcar, PAD 2018, was at the time being driven by 29-year-old Pream Seecharran of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara, while the minibus BHH 8451 was driven by 54-year-old Rawle McKenzie of Samatta Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara.
The other occupants of the minibus were 31-year-old Javon Bowen of Samatta Point, Grove; 58-year-old Lennox Clementson of Guyhoc Gardens; and 56-year-old Jones McKenzie of Grove Housing Scheme.
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.
The 51-year-old woman along with the driver of the car, 29-year-old Pream Seecharran, were both picked up by Emergency Medical Technicians and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead.
Her body is at the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Seecharran was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and was found to be suffering from head injuries. His condition is regarded as critical.
The other occupants of the minibus were also treated for abrasions on their bodies.