Highway Accident: Speeding driver, 24, lost control of car – Police


Police have attributed the accident at Long Creek, Soesdyke Linden Highway on Monday partially to speeding on the part of both drivers.

Five persons died as a result of this accident; they are Uranie Hall, Rushell Leacock, Rayhum Leacock, Clinton Patterson, and Dwalon Farrel.

This accident involved two motor cars, driven by Rayhum, a 24-year-old male of Kwakwani and, Dwalon Farell, a 42-year-old male of Herstelling Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

Farell was proceeding south while Rayhum was proceeding north, both allegedly at a fast rate.

Police said as the vehicles were about to pass each other, Rayhum reportedly lost control of his vehicle and collided head-on with the other car.

“This collision caused extensive damage to both cars, and all the occupants were injured. They were taken to the Linden Hospital Complex and were examined by doctors,” the police statement noted.

The other four occupants – Asha Granum, Aubery Gandi, Rashana Burberry, and Ashana Rammacingo -were admitted to the hospital with severe injuries. They were later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital and admitted. Their condition is regarded as critical.

Measurements and statements were taken, and the vehicles were lodged at the station to be examined by a licensing and certifying officer.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and are awaiting post-mortem examinations.


  1. habeeb says

    What will examination by the licensing and certifying officer achieve ?
    Both vehicles were speeding in opposite direction when one driver ran HEAD ON into
    the approaching vehicle… resulting in a massacre on the road.

  2. Derk says

    You are absolutely correct Habeeb! I believe that ‘accidents don’t just happen they are caused.’Many of these accidents are associated with young drivers ,I am not to imply that age is responsible for these accidents ,but what it does, it questions the competence of the drivers and seeks question training they would have had before obtaining a driver’s license.
    The Ministry of Home Affairs through it’s Minister The Right Hon.Benn, the police and other stake holders and the Ministry of Education should work in collaboration to formulate a programme to meet needs of all applicants .

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