Berbice crash victim dies

Thirty-year-old Sherry Alica Jaigobin of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB), Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), who was injured in an accident that claimed the life of her husband on Thursday last, has succumbed to her injuries.

Sherry Alica Jaigobin and her husband Vijay Jaigobin

The woman died at around 06:20h on Monday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The accident took place in the vicinity of the Berbice River Bridge Road, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
It was reported that on March 4, Sherry Alica Jaigobin and her husband, 33-year-old Vijay Jaigobin, a goldsmith, were travelling along the access road to the bridge at a fast rate of speed. As a result, the man lost control of the vehicle, slammed into a concrete culvert, and ended up in a nearby trench. The car came to a halt with its wheels in the air.

The wrecked car

Public-spirited persons rushed to the scene and managed to pull the injured couple from the wreckage. They were taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where the man was pronounced dead on arrival and his wife was admitted as a patient and later transferred to GPHC. The couple leaves to mourn three children.