One man is now dead and another hospitalised following their involvement in an accident last night along Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, when the motorcar they were travelling in plunged into a nearby trench.
Commander of “A” Division Clifton Hicken told INews this morning that the motorcar was heading in the Western direction sometime after 18:00 hrs when the driver swerved to avoid a collision with a motorcyclist. This resulted in the motorcar swerving off of the public road into the trench.
When the accident took place, public spirited persons rushed to render assistance to the passengers who were trapped inside of the submerged vehicle.
After struggling briefly to get the car door(s) open they were able to pull out the two men from the motorcar, both of whom appeared to have been unconscious.
The duo was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where one of them was pronounced Dead On Arrival (DOA) and the other was admitted for emergency medical attention.
The survivor at the GPHC is said to be in a stable condition and responding.
According to Commander Hicken, initial information received was that there was a third passenger inside of the car when the accident took place. He stated that news began to spread that there was a child trapped inside of the vehicle.
However, he dispelled this by confirming that there was only the driver and another man inside of the motorcar when it swerved off of the public road into the trench.
The Commander stated that the search is on to locate the motorcyclist from whom the driver of the motorcar had swerved.
Traffic ranks are continuing their investigation into the matter.