The two vehicle smash-up on the Kuru-Kururu public road, Soedyke/Linden Highway, has claimed its fourth life, Rookmin Indranie ,40, a housewife of Kaneville Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
According to information received from the police, Indranie, who was one of the passengers in minibus BHH 8451, succumbed to her injuries about 23:30hrs on Wednesday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
last week Shennelle Hughes, 31, of Rohan Housing Scheme and Back half, Diamond, EBD, the driver of the silver Toyota Allion- PMM548- involved died from her injuries.
Two days prior, the owner of the vehicle, that was driven by Hughes, Quinton Odle, 42, of Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara also passed and prior to his death, 6-year-old Arianna Hughes who was also in the motorcar died.
INews had reported that on May 13, Mother’s day- minibus, BHH 8451, was proceeding west along the southern side of Kuru Kururu public road, Soesdyke Linden Highway, while the motorcar was heading east along the northern side of the said road, reportedly at a fast rate of speed.
It is alleged that as the vehicles approached each other, the driver of the motorcar, Hughes, drove into a pool of water, which was on the northern lane and reportedly lost control of the vehicle, swerving into the path of the minibus, resulting in a head-on collision.
INews understands that the occupants of the motorcar at the time were Hughes, Odle, (now deceased) 8-year-old Jada Enmore of Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara, 6-year-old Arianna Hughes- (now deceased)- of Rohan Housing Scheme and 19 Back half, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, 10-month-old Sebastian Hughes of Rohan Housing Scheme and 19 Back half, Diamond, EBD, 9-year-old Jaden Hughes of Rohan Housing Scheme and 19 Back half, Diamond, EBD, and 4-year-old Tyrese Arthur of Rohan Housing Scheme and 19 Back half, Diamond, EBD.
The minibus was occupied by its owner and driver, 49-year-old Rawle McKenzie of Samantha Point, Grove, EBD, Prem Persaud, 46, Rookmin Indranie (now deceased) , Lakeram Persaud, 21, Matesh Hardet, 10, and Gewan Persaud, 16- all of Kaneville Second Bridge, EBD, Tolesh Narine, 28, Harmella Ram, 28, Hemwattie Persaud, 20, Brenda Persaud, 9, Arianna Persaud, 8, and Vishaul Persaud, 7- all of Kaneville, Sideline Dam, EBD- Anthony Thomas, 34, Jasmine Persaud, 24 –both of Kaneville Housing Scheme, EBD-, Steve Francis, 14 of Kaneville, EBD, Julio Looge, 15 of Kaneville, EBD, Sarita Persaud, 24 of Second Bridge, Kaneville, EBD, Steve Ragunandan, 15 and Darwattie Persaud, 2 – both of Kaneville, Second Bride, EBD.
They were all admitted patients at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and later transferred to the GPHC for further treatment while others were treated for minor injuries.
According to the police, all of the other occupants who were hospitalized have been discharged.