A 24-year-old man is now dead following a two vehicle collision involving two hire cars on the Meer-Zorgen public road, West Bank Demerara (WBD) during the wee hours of New Year’s morning which has left four other persons hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Dead is Aslam Baksh of La Grange Old Road, West Bank Demerara.
According to police information, the accident occurred at around 02:15hrs on Monday and Baksh succumbed to his injuries at around 13:45hrs, the same day.
The driver of HC 7477- who was involved in the accident- was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of the public road when the other motorcar, HB 4105, which was proceeding in the opposite direction allegedly drove into his path, resulting in the collision.
Police reports indicate that as a result of the impact, the driver of HB 4105, 42-year-old Vijay Bidoor, of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara and occupants of the vehicle – identified as Amanda Rickyram, 28, of Unity Street, La Grange,WBD; Gobin Dannyram, 29, of 225 Goed Fortuin,WBD; Diana Chand,19, of Cemetery Road,Georgetown and the now dead Aslam Baksh, 24, of La Grange Old Road,WBD- were rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).
They were subsequently transferred to the GPHC.
The driver of HC 7477 who was identified as a 24-year-old La Grange, WBD, resident is presently in police custody, assisting with investigations.