Friendship smash-up leaves 1 dead, several injured

One of the minibuses that were involved in the accident

An accident involved two minibuses on the Friendship Public Road, East Bank Demerara, on Saturday at about 5:40h, has left one man dead and several other persons injured.
Police have identified the deceased as minibus driver Keyon Harvey, a 38-year-old resident of Grove Squatting Area, EBD.
According to information received, the vehicles involved were minibus BVV 1137, which was being driven by Harvey, and minibus BAC 950, which was being driven by Paul David, a resident of Friendship, EBD.
Harvey was reportedly
travelling at a fast rate of speed in a southerly direction along the Friendship Public Road when he lost control of the minibus and it collided with the other minibus, which had stopped to pick up passengers.
Several persons were injured in the collision, and Emergency Medical Technicians were promptly summoned to the scene, where they pronounced Harvey dead. The other injured persons, including Paul David, along with Yannick Noel, 27, of Supply, EBD; Vishal Goriah, 19, and Latoya Thorne, 44, both of Friendship, EBD, were taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where they were treated and subsequently discharged.
An investigation is underway.