Four persons are now dead and several employees of the Industrial Steel Fabricators (InFab), located in Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), are injured, following a collision at the Montrose Public Road, ECD, on Wednesday afternoon.
Dead are Chris Bradshaw, 35, of Queenstown, Georgetown; Lynden Pryce, 54, of South Vryheid’s Lust, ECD, along with a female and a male passenger of the car. Bradshaw was the driver of the car. The identities of the other occupants are yet to be released.
The accident which occurred around 17:55h, involved a Toyota Allion motor car, PRR 2569, and a canter truck with license plate number GJJ 7150.
According to Police, enquiries disclosed that the motor car was proceeding west along the northern driving lane of the southern carriageway at a fast rate of speed. However, while negotiating a right bend, the driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with the median and ended up on the northern carriageway into the path of the motor lorry which was proceeding east on the southern driving lane of the northern carriageway.
Persons who were travelling in the canter sustained serious injuries and were transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital. They were later moved to a private city hospital by their employer.
When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, eyewitnesses said the car was travelling at a fast rate of speed when it suffered a “blowout”, and as a result, it ended up on the eastern lane of the road, before crashing into the canter. The occupants of the vehicle reportedly died instantly. Police stated that the bodies were all escorted to Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting post-mortem examination.
Emergency responders were immediately summoned to the scene, and had to cut the car open to remove the bodies.
Investigations are underway. (G9)