Speeding driver dies in ECD accident

A 31-year-old office assistant of a mining company is now dead after he reportedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Friday night along the Rupert Craig Highway, East Coast Demerara.

Dead: Videsh Lakeram Singh

Dead is Videsh Lakeram Singh of Kitty, Georgetown, while his friend, Rakesh Ramsaroop, a customer service representative at Qualfon Communications, is nursing injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Reports are Singh was speeding at about 23:00h on Friday evening in the vicinity of Liliendaal, ECD, when he lost control of motorcar PLL 4706.
According to the police, Singh’s vehicle was proceeding east along the northern lane of the northern carriageway at a fast rate of speed and while negotiating a turn, he lost control of the motorcar.
The vehicle veered north into a nearby drain and toppled several times before coming to a halt.
Reports are public-spirited persons rushed them to the GPHC.
However, Singh was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital while his friend was admitted. According to the police, Ramsaroop, who hails from Non-Pariel, Railway Embankment, ECD, remains hospitalised.
An investigation has been launched.