Hire car driver succumbs after slamming into parked tractor

Compositie Berbice accident
A composite image of the mangled hire car and the tractor after the accident occurred

Jaggernauth Ramcharran, 49, of Grant 1802, East Berbice-Corentyne died on New Year’s day after the hire car, HB 1876, in which he was driving slammed into a parked tractor on the eastern parapet of the NO. 67 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.

The accident occurred at about 03:15h but Ramcharran succumbed to his injuries at the Skeldon Public Hospital shortly after being attended to.

This publication understands that a male identified as Akesh Koochamala, 22, of No. 65 Village, Corentyne, who was also in the vehicle during the accident, was admitted in a stable condition at the New Amsterdam Hospital.

According to the Police, their enquiries disclosed that the driver was proceeding north along the western carriageway of the road, reportedly at a fast rate of speed, when he swerved from stray animals on the road and collided with the tractor.


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