…mini-bus driver still in custody
A 17-year-old female who was struck off of a motorcycle on Friday last, on the Foulis Public Road, East Coast Demerara succumbed to her injuries around 09:30 hrs today (Monday) at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
This is according to Police Public Relations Officer, Jairam Ramlakhan, who provided an update to INews earlier today on the matter.
The teen, Seermattie Suedatt and her 18-year-old brother, Bissoon Suedatt of Lot 175 Foulis, Fourth Street, East Coast Demerara were injured on June 9 2017, after a mini bus, BTT 4262 crashed into them at around 16:45hrs.
Based on reports received, the mini-bus was travelling east along the northern side of Foulis Public Road, East Coast Demerara and was in the process of passing another mini-bus, which was stationary on same side of the road. However, at the same time, Bissoon, who was the driver of the motorcycle, rode out of a street on the northern side of the road, in front of the stationary mini-bus, heading south.
The driver of the mini-bus, a 55-year-old man of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, immediately applied brakes and pulled towards the southern side of the road so as to avoid colliding with the duo on the motorcycle. However, the front left side of the mini-bus collided with the teens causing them to be flung off the motorcycle and on to the road, some feet away.
Public spirited persons reportedly rushed the siblings to the hospital where they were admitted. Bissoon suffered from a broken jaw and his sister sustained head and neck injuries.
The driver of the mini-bus was apprehended and remains in police custody as investigations continue.
INews was also informed that a breathalyser test conducted on the driver of the mini-bus proved that he was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. (Ramona Luthi)