By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – 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.
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.