Police are investigating an accident that occurred around 18:10hrs on Tuesday at the junction of Heroes Highway and Diamond Main Access Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), which resulted in the death of two persons and injuries to four others.

The incident involved motorcar, PAD 6435, driven by Daniel Gomes, a 21-year-old. There were five occupants in the vehicle namely: Britney Hendricks, age 23; Ellie Persaud, 2; Tresha Singh (age unknown); Bagot Singh, 50, and one-year-old Emily Persaud, all of Providence Housing Scheme, EBD.

Enquiries disclosed that the car was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of Heroes Highway at a fast rate. As the driver approached the junction of the highway and the Diamond Main Access Road, the driver failed to make a right turn at the diversion and continued further south. In so doing, he collided with some concrete piles lying on the side of Diamond Main Access Road.

Guyana Standard understands that the ‘diversion’ is outfitted with reflectors and road markings placed for vehicles to turn west (right) into Diamond Main Access Road only,

As a result of the collision, the driver along with the five occupants received injuries to their heads and other parts of their bodies.

Three of the occupants, Emily Persaud, Ellie Persaud and Tresha Singh, who were all seated in the back seat of the car, were taken out from the vehicle by public-spirited citizens. They were then taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where they were all seen and examined. Emily Persaud died while receiving medical treatment and the other two occupants were admitted for observation.

The Ambulance Services arrived shortly after at the scene with a team of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) who checked and examined the driver along with the two other occupants, after which they were all placed into an Ambulance and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Center.

Bagot Singh was pronounced dead on arrival and the driver was admitted as a patient. Britney Hendricks was referred to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where she was further examined and admitted in the Critical Bay (Accident and Emergency Unit).

The bodies of THE deceased were escorted by the Police to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home for storage, awaiting post-mortem examinations.


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