9 – Year – old of Guyanese parentage dies in Brooklyn Accident

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The Ramnarine Family.
The Ramnarine Family.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A driver allegedly fleeing the scene of a traffic accident has been accused of slamming into two cars in Brooklyn Sunday, killing a 9-year-old girl and injuring five others, law enforcement sources say.

The driver was headed south in a Honda minivan on Remsen Avenue in Canarsie when he allegedly plowed into a Toyota van and a Hyundai sedan, police say.

The collision peeled the roof off the Hyundai, pinning the girl and the car’s other passengers inside. The girl, Rebecca Ramnarine, was cut free and taken to Brookdale Hospital. She was pronounced dead there.

Two other passengers in Ramnarine’s vehicle were also taken to the hospital, along with three others in the Toyota. All of those victims are in stable condition.

“It’s so terrible you want to cry,” said one witness. The minivan was allegedly involved in another minor wreck at Foster Avenue and East 87th Street moments before the one at Remsen Avenue, sources say. Police tried to stop the car, but the driver sped off. Police didn’t pursue the vehicle.

The accident scene.
The accident scene.

The 62-year-old minivan driver was later arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident.

The nine – year – old is the daughter of Guyanese Richard Ramnarine and Abiol McPhoy-Ramnarine. [NBC New York]

 

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