A British citizen was on Wednesday morning killed, while her daughter is in a critical condition, following an accident along Chelsea Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara.
Dead is Bibi Aneeroon O’Donovan, 58, formerly of Lot 15 Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice (WCB); while Shaneeza Lewis, 23, is presently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Reports are that the mother and daughter were heading to the Eugene F Correia International Airport for a flight to Barbados then to London when the driver of the car reportedly lost control and slammed into a parked truck.
The car bearing registration number HC 6753 was reportedly speeding along the East Coast Public Road. Both the now dead woman and her daughter were transported to the Mahaicony Hospital where the mother was pronounced dead on arrival.
Her daughter, however, was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition. When contacted, Azeemoon McLean, the now dead woman’s sister said she received the dreaded news at about 06:00hrs. She said that after receiving the message, she immediately went to her sister’s house in Cotton Tree, WCB.
She noted that her sons travelled to the crash site after which they called to confirm that her sister was dead. The aggrieved woman noted that her sister travelled to Guyana about six weeks ago to spend some time with the family and was heading to the airport to board her flight back to the United Kingdom.
She added that her sister left home at about 04:00hrs in a taxi driven by a relative. While she could not confirm what might have caused the accident, the devastated sister noted that it was impossible to speak with the driver since he was being questioned by Police at the Mahaicony Police outpost.
She also recalled that it was only three months ago that the family buried a brother and it is now heart-rending to lose a sister.
The woman noted that her sister’s three other children and husband are in the United Kingdom and have been informed of the fatal accident. With respect to her niece’s condition, she explained that she is in a stable condition but her face was seriously damaged. The Police have launched an investigation into the accident.