Woman killed in Eccles accident; driver flees scene


By Leroy Smith

263677-accident1[www.inewsguyana.com] – Pillion rider, Latoya Thomas was last evening killed after she was knocked off a motorcycle by a car on the East Bank of Demerara.

Eyewitnesses reported that the Silver Wagon was driven by a man, who failed to stop and render any assistance to her and the rider of the motorcycle at the junction of the Eccles traffic light on the East Bank of Demerara.

Thomas, who resides at lot 111 Craig, East Bank Demerara and a male companion, identified as 54 – year – old Orwin Whittington, were on their way to Craig, when  the speeding car hit them off the motorcycle, CG 5455.

iNews understands that the motorcyclist was was given the green light to proceed but the car breached the light from his end when he slammed into the duo.

Residents, who heard the impact, ran from their homes to render assistance to the injured persons but by then the driver of the car was long gone. The police are now asking the public to be on the lookout for any damage Sliver Wagon and report it.

The police are expected to return to the accident scene to check if cameras in the area might have been able to record the registration number of the vehicle.




  1. drivers buying the driver book i know ppl who buy the driver book alot . so the don’t know to drive a girl at my work place don’t know to drive but she get a driver book

  2. There are just too many drivers who are very indisciplined and operate their vehicles as though no one else matters. I hope that this driver os caught and punished. Condolences to the relatives and friends of Latoya Thomas. RiP.

  3. This is a regular occurrence at this particular light. Drivers leaving Eccles, especially those turning south, totally disregard the red light. Sometimes those turning north rush to beat the red light and get caught in the middle of the road. There are those drivers who also wishing to turn east into Eccles, disregard the red light and turn regardless.Then there are those who are heading south up the East Bank and try to beat the red light and end up creating a hazard for those exiting Eccles via a green light. Drivers now stop three and four abreast at the lights waiting for the green to show and sometimes these things are done in the view of police ranks who are possibly blind, or do not know their functions, or do not give a damn.


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