The Guyana Police Force said that the driver of the second vehicle involved in this morning’s collision on the West Coast Berbice Public Road that left a taxi driver dead has been taken into custody.
At about 04:30h today, Salim Yusuf, a 30-year-old taxi driver of Bennett Dam, D’Edward Village, WCB, was killed on impact after his motorcar (#PTT 9357) collided with another car (#PYY 3603) on the D’Edward Public Road.
Police say that the #PYY 3603 was being driven by Colin Bynoe, a 33-year-old teacher of Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice, who was reportedly speeding.
“Enquiries disclosed that motor vehicle #PTT 9357 was proceeding west along the southern drive lane on the said road while motor vehicle #PYY 3603 was proceeding east along the northern drive lane at a fast rate. The driver of motor car #PYY 3603 lost control and collided into the right side of motor car #PTT 9357 on the southern drive lane,” the police said.
As a result of the collision, both vehicles received extensive damage.
Yusuf was severely injured and was taken out of his wrecked car in an unconscious condition by public-spirited citizens. He was rushed to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
His body was taken to Anthony’s Funeral Home awaiting a Post Mortem Examination.
Meanwhile, investigators have since obtained CCTV footage of the area.
Additionally, Bynoe is currently in custody assisting with the ongoing investigation.