Three killed in WCD accident

first_imgBy Lakhram BhagiratA teenage couple and a taxi driver lost their lives when the vehicle in which they were travelling became uncontrollable and collided with a car parked on the public road at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara on Sunday evening.The taxi driver has been identified as 22-year-old Deodat Mohan of 44 New Road Vreed-en-Hoop WCD, and the passengers as 18-year-old Reaz Barakat of Lot 12 Ruimzeight Gardens, WCD and 17-year-old Tillesha Terika Singh of Diamond New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.According to the Police, investigations have so far revealed that Mohan, with Barakat and Singh as his passengers, was driving motor car PPP 4014 at a fast rate when, at about 16:00hrs, he lost control of the vehicle and it slammed into motor car PHH 7894 that was parked at the side of the road, before further slammed into a utility pole, breaking the pole at its base.Mohan and Singh were pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital, while Barakat was immediately rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.The car that Mohan first collided withAccording to reports from eyewitnesses, Mohan’s car was attempting to overtake a minibus when he lost control of the vehicle and it immediately flipped.Mohan’s mother, Vanie (only name given), was inconsolable after hearing the news of her youngest child’s demise. Relatives told this publication that the young man had been a taxi driver at the Top Notch Taxi Service, a family business.They said he had been a relatively safe driver, and they were unsure of the circumstances that had caused the accident.This publication was informed that both parents of Tillesha Singh have passed away, and she and her other siblings reside with an aunt at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. The relatives were reluctant to speak to the media, but the aunt informed that Singh had left home after midday, claiming she had to attend lessons. The aunt said she is unclear how her niece had reached on the West Coast of Demerara.The fallen utility poleBased on her social media account, Singh and Barakat, both students of the Diamond Secondary School, had been in a relationship. TheirThe bodies of Singh and Mohan were taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour, while Barakat’s body was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital morgue. Police investigations are ongoing, and a post mortem is expected to be performed today.Just last Sunday, Sabita Manglani and her two sons, Ethan Ramjeet and Emanuel Manglani, along with her secretary Reshma Seeram and friend Dhanpaul Kishandial, lost their lives following an accident on the No. 59 Village public road on the Corentyne.The car driven by MohanAccording to the details, Kishandial was driving at a fast rate when the vehicle encountered a pothole and became uncontrollable, crashing into a lorry.The body of Manglani’s younger son, Ramjeet, was severed in two following the impact of the motorcar on the lorry. Eyewitnesses told Guyana Times there were two carts parked on the road’s shoulder adjacent to the pothole.The impact of the collision pushed half of the lorry off the road and sent the paddy-laden tray pitching off into the back of a Honda wagon, removing the top half of that vehicle in the process.Manglani and her 18-year-old son, who were in the back seat, were tossed over the lorry as a result, with the woman landing on the parapet and the teen in the trench – both dead.The body of the five-year-old, who was also in the back seat, was severed at the waist, with the top half also flying over the lorry and landing in the trench running parallel to the road. The bottom half remained in the car.Kishandayal and Seeram were pinned in the front seat, and remained there until members of the Skeldon Fire Service arrived on the scene and cut open the vehicle to remove their bodies.last_img

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