Blankenburg fatal accident – reports suggest driver may have lost control after swerving from stray dog


By Ramona Luthi

In light of the recent accident on the Blankenburg Public Road, West Coast Demerara, which took the lives of 10-month-old Marvin Miguel and 7-year-old Tina Miguel, and left their parents, Mark Halley and Michell Miguel, being hospitalized at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), reliable sources close to the investigation told INews on Monday that the collision may have been the result of Halley ‘swerving’ from crashing into a stray dog.

Recovering: Mark Halley and Michell Miguel
Recovering: Mark Halley and Michell Miguel

It was disclosed to this online publication that Halley, who was in the company of his family and a friend – a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), identified as “Carter”- had borrowed the dark grey Premio he was driving from another “Police friend”.

Halley and the occupants were travelling to Parika to pick up goods (plantain, cassava and seafood) at approximately 01:00hrs on September 13, 2016.

Though Halley could not be interviewed as he is still hospitalised, an officer assisting with the investigations told INews that based on the accident scene on that day, there are speculations that Halley may have been speeding and lost control of the motor car, after he swerved from crashing into a dog, resulting in collision with the two parked vehicles.

It is also alleged that Miguel was some months pregnant at the time, and along with her two other children, lost the unborn child.

INews was informed that Halley and Miguel are not yet aware that they lost their children. Police ranks have also confirmed that Halley will be charged upon being discharged from the hospital.



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