Three killed in Berbice Accident; another in West Coast hit and run

Scenes from the accident at Berbice

By Leroy Smith

Scenes from the accident at Berbice
Scenes from the accident at Berbice

[] – Three residents from New Amsterdam, Berbice were killed early Monday morning (March 30), after the Raum in which they were traveling in slammed into the back of a parked truck a short distance from Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice.

iNews has been informed that the three persons along with six others were fitted into the vehicle and were sporting in New Amsterdam when they left to continue their drinking spree at Onverwagt on the West Coast of Berbice.

Police later confirmed that at about 00:45 hrs, Devon Pydana, 28 years, of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice, was allegedly driving at a fast rate along the Golden Grove Public Road, WCB, when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with two parked motor lorries.

As a result of the collision,Pydana and the seven other occupants received injuries and were taken to the Fort Wellington hospital where Tommy Thomas, 22 years and Jevon Gregory 19 years, of New Amsterdam and a so far unidentified male were pronounced dead on arrival.
Devon Pydana and the four other occupants have been admitted to hospital.
Tommy Thomas
Dead: Tommy Thomas

Police sources indicated that the car was at the time negotiating a turn when the accident occurred.

Meanwhile, at De Willem, West Coast Demerara, a ‘West Site’ taxi driver was killed when the driver of a car attempted to overtake another vehicle hitting him as he was standing at the corner of the road.

He has been identified as Omadat Narine Singh, 38 years, of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo.

That accident occurred at approximately 23:45hrs on Sunday evening. Reports indicate that the driver of the car failed to stop and render assistance to the victim.

The car was found abandoned in Meten – Meer – Zorg, West Coast Demerara. Police suspect that the driver was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.

The investigations in the two incidents are ongoing.



  1. I would say that the authorities should start building more roads to accomadate the the great influx of vehicles entering the country. This is the same amount of roads we had in the sixties when we had fifty vehicles in the entire country.


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