Several persons were injured yesterday after the car they were in crashed into a concrete base structure on the New Amsterdam, Berbice Main Road.

The accident involved motorcar PXX 3973 driven by Kirk Munroe, 21, with occupants: Kevin Munroe 19, of Vryman’s Erven Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam; Dexter Welcome of M&TC Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam; Shemroy Hoyte, 20, of Amsville Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam; Cranston Rafael Fraser, 20, of Sister’s Village, East Bank Berbice; 20-year-old, Rayon Rose of Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice; and Nicholas Amsterdam, 20, of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam.

Enquiries disclosed that the motorcar was proceeding south along the eastern drive lane of Princess Elizabeth Public Road at a fast rate of speed and as the driver approached the intersection between Vryheid and Main Road, he lost control of the vehicle which swerved west and collided into a concrete base structure situated on the western side of the road.

As a result of the collision, the driver and mentioned occupants received injuries about their bodies. They were all taken out of the said vehicle by public-spritied citizens in a conscious condition and taken to New Amsterdam Public Hospital.

They were seen and examined by a doctor who admitted occupant Cranston Rafael, who suffered lacerations to his forehead. The driver and the remaining occupants were admitted for observation suffering from minor cuts and bruises about their bodies.

Breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver and same gave readings of .85 and .56 micrograms of alcohol. The prescribed limit is .35 micrograms and below.

About 03:45hrs, occupant Cranston Rafael Fraser was transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital for further medical treatment while occupants Shemroy Hoyte and Rayon Rose were discharged on the said date about 04:00 hrs.

Further enquiries are in progress.


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