Deadly Coverden accident: Charges likely to be laid soon – Police

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Persons are likely to be charged soon for the horrific and gruesome three-vehicular smash up that claimed the lives of a young couple on Sunday morning while severely injuring several others.

This is according to Commander of “A” Division, Clifton Hicken, who told INews this afternoon that the file has already been dispatched to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and as soon as it is returned, the relevant charges will be laid.

KILLED: Marlon Bess and Hansranie
KILLED: Rudolph Bess and Hansranie Persaud

INews understands that the now dead teenager, Hansranie Persaud, of Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) had been at home with her mother on Saturday evening when the two retired to bed.

It is unclear as to what transpired that caused her to leave her house late that night to meet with her boyfriend, Rudolph Bess of Kaneville, EBD. She was thought to be fast asleep in her room.

When the accident took place in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Persaud and Bess were said to be returning home on a scrambler 125 motorcycle bearing registration number PH 378 after a “lime” at Soesdyke, EBD.

The accident reportedly occurred at about 03:50hrs in the vicinity of the Kaylee Service Station at Coverden.

Meanwhile, Jason Baskarran, 23, of Track “B” Timehri Public Road and Yolanda Fraser-Patterson, 42, of Paradise Village, EBD, were badly injured.

One of the vehicles involved in the deadly accident
One of the vehicles involved in the deadly accident

Presently Baskarran and Fraser-Patterson are said to be in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

According to information received, Fraser-Patterson suffered head injuries and lacerations to her body, while Baskarran suffered severe head injuries and is said to be in an unconscious state.

Baskarran was reportedly returning home in his jeep bearing registration number PHH 8034 after attending a wedding at Versailles, West Bank Demerara while Fraser-Patterson was heading home with her husband, Joseph Patterson after taking a relative to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Fraser-Patterson was driving motorcar PMM 9768.

Eye-witnesses state that the driver of the jeep allegedly swerved from a “drop in the road” next to a culvert at the Coverden Village and reportedly collided with the motorcycle and the car which were both heading in the opposite direction.

The damaged motorcycle at the crash scene
The damaged motorcycle at the crash scene

The motorcycle was ‘sandwiched’ by the two vehicles upon impact.

As a result, both Bess and Persaud received immense injuries thus causing parts of their bodies to sever.

One source stated that the impact of the collision caused the jeep to topple several times before finally coming to a halt.

Public spirited citizens immediately summoned the Guyana Fire Service to assist in removing the jeep’s driver from the wreckage.

Fraser-Patterson was pinned in the driver’s seat of her vehicle and had to be pulled out by police and fire fighters.

Another eyewitness noted that as they looked around, they saw body parts scattered on the roadway and subsequently found Bess and Persaud some distance away from the motorcycle they were riding.

Fraser-Patterson, her husband and Baskarran were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre but were referred to the GPHC for emergency treatment.

 

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