Minibus driver dies in Friendship accident

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Keyon Harvey, a 38-year-old resident of Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), died early Saturday morning after he lost control of the minibus he was driving and collided with another minibus.

Police Headquarters reported that the accident occurred at about 05:40 hrs at the Friendship, EBD Public Road.

Harvey was driving a minibus (#BVV 1137) allegedly at a fast rate when he most control of the vehicle on swerved onto the western side of the road, colliding with the right side of another minibus (#BAC 950).

The second minibus was reportedly immobile, as passengers were entering it. This vehicle was driven by Paul David, 52, with passengers Yannick Noel, 27; Vishal Goriah, 19; and Lotoya Thorne, 44.

As a result of the collision, both vehicles were extensively damaged, and both drivers, along with the passengers, received injuries.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) were called to the scene and the injured persons were examined. However, Harvey was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the injured passengers and David were taken to Diamond Diagnostic Centre for medical attention. They were all treated and sent away.

Harvey’s body was taken to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting post-mortem examination. Investigations are ongoing.

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