A hire car driver is now dead after he lost control of the car he was driving and collided with another on the No. 23 Public Road, West Coast Berbice.

Dead is 29-year-old Andre Joseph of No. 53 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Those injured are a 39-year-old hire car driver, Ron Mitchell,49, and Hywon Williams, 29.

The accident occurred today at about 04:40 hrs.

Reports are that the 39-year-old hire car driver was proceeding along the No. 23 Public Road when it is alleged that Joseph lost control of the motor car he was driving and ended up in the other vehicle’s path, which caused the two to collide.

As a result of the collision, both cars’ occupants received injuries and were taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital, where Joseph was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty. Meanwhile, the other occupants were admitted for observation.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on the 39-year-old surviving driver, and it gave a reading of zero micrograms. Investigations are ongoing.


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