Two killed in Coverden accident – two others critical
Two persons including a 15-year-old girl was killed in the wee hours of Sunday morning while two others are critical following a three-vehicle collision at Coverden Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
The dead are Rudolph Bess, 22, of Lot 220 Kaneville, East Bank Demerara and Hansranie Persaud, 15, of Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.
Those injured are Jason Baskarran, 23, of Track “B” Timehri Public Road and Yolanda Fraser-Patterson, 42, of Paradise Village, East Bank Demerara.
Both Baskarran and Fraser-Patterson are in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Patterson, according to information received, suffered head injuries and lacerations to the body while Baskarran would have suffered severe head injuries and is in an unconscious state.
Reports are the two dead people were heading home on a scrambler 125 motorcycle bearing registration number PH 378. They were coming from a lime in Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.
Baskarran was reportedly returning home in his jeep bearing registration number PHH 8034 after attending a wedding at Versailles, West Bank Demerara while Fraser-Patterson was heading home with her husband, Joseph Patterson after dropping off a relative at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
She was driving motorcar PMM 9768.
The accident reportedly occurred at about 03:50hrs in the vicinity of the Kaylee Service Station at Coverden.
Reports are that the driver of the jeep allegedly swerved from a drop in the road next to a culvert and reportedly collided with the motorcycle and the car which was heading in the opposite direction.
The motorcycle was ‘sandwiched’ by the two vehicles upon impact.
As a result, both Bess and Persaud received immense injuries thus causing parts of their bodies to sever.
According to an eyewitness, the impact of the collision caused the jeep to topple several times before coming to a halt.
Public spirited citizens summoned the Guyana Fire Service to assist in removing the driver from the wreckage.
Fraser-Patterson was also pinned in the driver’s seat of her vehicle and had to be pulled by police and fire fighters.
The eyewitness noted that as they looked around, they saw body parts scattered on the roadway and subsequently found Bess and Persaud some distance away from the motorcycle they were riding. Their bodies were completely mangled.
Fraser-Patterson, her husband and Baskarran were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre but were referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Marlon Bess, brother of the dead man, recalled receiving a telephone call at about 04:00hrs this morning informing them of the accident. He said when family members arrived at the scene, they saw the bodies of Bess and Persaud lying on the roadway. He also noted that his brother left home to attend a house party and from all indications he was heading home when he met his demise.
The brother was not sure how his brother came into contact with the 15 year old girl but they later learnt that she was sleeping with her mother when she escaped and went to a dance in soesdyke. (Bhisham Mohamed)