Corentyne woman dies in motorcycle accident, husband critical

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Rishiram and Lalita Rambaran in happier times.

A woman was on Tuesday evening killed while her husband is critical after their motorcycle collided with a car along the No 71 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.

Dead is 63-year-old Laleta Rambaran of Lot 33 Section B, No 73 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, while her husband, Rishi Ram Rambaran, remains hospitalised.

Based on reports received, the motor car, bearing registration number PGG 6698, was proceeding along the No 72 Public Road at a fast rate of speed as another motor car, PMM 6565, and motorcycle, CE 8684, were heading in the same direction

However, it is alleged that Rambaran made a sudden turn and ended up in the path of motor car PGG 6698. As a result, the driver reportedly swerved to avoid a collision but the front left side of the motor car collided with the motorcycle.

Both the now dead woman and her husband fell onto the roadway and sustained injuries. Nevertheless, motor car PMM 6565, which was behind, ran over the injured woman as she was lying on the roadway.

She was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Her husband, who reportedly suffered injuries about his head, spine and right leg, was treated and transferred to New Amsterdam Public Hospital.

Both drivers were arrested and are assisting with investigations.