A man is dead while a woman was listed in a serious condition after the vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a parked truck along Princes Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown in the wee hours of Monday morning.
Dead is 35-year-old Trevon Butters of Caneville, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The injured woman has been identified as 25-year-old Natasha Roberts of Wales, West Bank Demerara.
Reports are the motorcar bearing registration number PNN 8969, which was driven by Butters, was heading north along Princes Street at a fast rate but while in the vicinity of the City Police Outpost, the driver lost control and slammed into the rear of a motor lorry with registration plates GFF 9764.
As a result, the motorcar reportedly spun several times before it came to a screeching halt. Both Butters and Roberts sustained injuries as a result of the collision. Roberts was reportedly flung out of the vehicle and was later picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she remains a patient.
Butters, on the other hand, was pinned in his seat and had to be removed from the wreckage by members of the Guyana Fire Service. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An eyewitness told Guyana Times that Butters and Roberts were seen leaving a popular Hadfield Street, Georgetown bar in the wee hours of Monday. The woman claimed that as the vehicle pulled off, they heard screams followed by a loud sound.
The vehicle, she added slammed into the lorry and as it spun, Roberts was flung out and landed on the roadway. At the time, she was conscious and even attempted to stand up. Soon after, she recalled, the ambulance arrived at the scene. The injured woman was picked up, placed on a stretcher and put into the ambulance.
“As they were trying to put her properly in the ambulance, she fell off the stretcher and onto the floor…’, she stated.
However, by the time the medical team attended to Butters, he had already died.
“Half of his body was in the driver’s seat and the other half leaning over the front passenger’s seat…his chest and neck was pressed against the badly damaged vehicle,” the woman told Guyana Times.
A relative of the dead man said that his mother was expected in Guyana on Tuesday and that he had a one-year-old daughter.
The police are continuing their investigations.