Toddler dies in WCB accident

An 18-month-old is now dead after a lorry crashed into a car with four people on Wednesday afternoon.
The crash occurred at Britannia, West Coast Berbice (WCB), Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), and claimed the life of 18-month-old Daniel Myers.
He was a passenger in the car being driven by his father.
The child was pronounced dead at the Fort Wellington Hospital.
His mother, Monique Myers, received minor injuries at the same hospital. The couple’s three-year-old son was also in the car at the time.
Reports are that the family of four was returning from Bushlot Village, WCB to their Belmont, Mahaica home when the accident occurred.

Dead: 18-month-old Daniel Myers

According to the police, the accident occurred at about 13:45h and involved motor lorry GXX 1685 with trailer TAB 3229 attached and owned by John Fernandes Limited being driven at the time by a 39-year-old of Buxton East Coast Demerara.
The car, PAG 5148, which was driven by Karson Myers, was proceeding west along the southern side of the road at a fast rate, and while negotiating a right turn he allegedly lost control and ended up on the northern side of the road into the path of the motor lorry and trailer, which was proceeding east along the northern side of the road.
As a result, the right side of the car collided with the right side of the trailer, which caused the two occupants who were sitting in the right-side rear seat to receive injuries.

The car following the accident

They were taken to Fort Wellington Hospital, where they were seen and examined by a doctor who pronounced Daniels Myers dead on arrival. Monique Myers was admitted as a patient for observation. Breathalyser tests were conducted on both drivers, which revealed that the lorry driver had five micrograms, and the car driver had four micrograms, respectively, both below the prescribed limit of 38 micrograms.
The incident occurred as Karson Mayers was celebrating his birthday. (G4)