Two die in horrific Corentyne accident

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Dead: Paula Kissoondial
Dead: Paula Kissoondial

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two persons were killed in an accident on the Corentyne Highway on Tuesday, November 03, while three others are hospitalized.

The accident claimed the life of 53 – year – old Paula Kissoondial of lot 128 Second Street, Swamp Section, Rose Hall Town and 15 – year – old Akeem Harry of Sookhoo Street, Rose Hall Town.

Among the injured are 27 – year – old Keith Ross called ‘Wabbler’, 24 – year – old Winston Collins and Jermaine Smartt, all of Rose Hall Town. The accident occurred on the #46 Village public road at about 11:30 hrs. The driver is among those injured.

According to reports, Kissoondial, a mother of seven, died on the spot while Harry died at the Skeldon Public Hospital. Public spirited citizens rushed the injured to the Skeldon Public Hospital and they were later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.

iNews understands that the accident occurred while the vehicle – PRR 164 – was coming around the turn at the #46 village. The vehicle, which was rented from Prophecy Car Rental, was reportedly using a spare wheel, which apparently blew off resulting in the driver losing control.

According to reports, the vehicle flew across a trench before slamming into the fence of a residential yard and landed on the bridge. According to first responders, after the car landed on the bridge, they had to put it in an upright position in order to rescue those inside.

Eyewitnesses told iNews that the seat belts of the driver and the front passenger had to be cut off. Both of the decease persons were sitting in the back passenger seat when the accident occurred, iNews was told.

The mangled car following the accident. [iNews' Photo]
The mangled car following the accident. [iNews’ Photo]
Family of Kissoondial said she and the others went to drop off a son at the Canawaima Ferry Stelling and whilst returning, tragedy struck.

Meanwhile, the inconsolable mother of Harry said she did not know of her son’s death until late the afternoon.

“I saw him morning time, and after that I didn’t see him back for the day. I kept asking for him but nobody told me anything,” she said fighting back tears.

A few residents in the area reported that the driver appeared to have been speeding at the time of the accident. Police investigations are continuing.

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