Woman killed in 2-vehicle collision on Mandela Ave

– 1 critical

By Kizzy Coleman and Joseph Allen

One woman has lost her life and a man is in critical condition following a two-vehicle collision at Mandela Avenue and Avocado Street, Georgetown on Tuesday evening.

The car and bike that were involved in the accident
The car and bike that were involved in the accident

Accident 1
Dead is Shana Rice, of 651 Zenith, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while Stephen Fiedtkou, 32, is in critical condition.
According to reports, the two vehicles – a white Allion with registration number PHH 2547 and a Honda CBR – collided when the Allion was attempting to make a right turn into Avocado Street about 20:15h.
Rice and Fiedtkou were on the motorcycle.
After the collision, the motorcyclists were thrown from the bike some distance away. The occupants of the Allion escaped uninjured.
Reports are that Rice sustained head injuries which caused her demise. The impact resulted in Fiedtkou sustaining two broken legs and suffering head trauma. They were both subsequently rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Rice was pronounced dead on arrival.
An eyewitness stated that the motorcyclists were both without helmets and there were no lights on the bike.
“Both of them had no helmet on and the cycle was also without any lights. The driver of the car did not notice the motorbike coming as the driver was turning in Avocado. So the motorbike that was speeding after realising that they would hit the car started to blow his horn, but they went out of control and crashed into the car,” the eyewitness told this newspaper.
A relative of the dead woman told this publication that the couple was at the time of the accident searching for their missing seven-year-old son.
The man explained that the couple’s son went missing around 17:00h on Tuesday and his parents were vigorously searching for him at the time of the accident.
After the accident, this publication was contacted by that relative who disclosed that the missing boy had been found in the care of a relative who did not notify his parents that he was there. An investigation into the matter has been launched.