GEORGETOWN –– Six persons were injured yesterday in an accident, as the road carnage continued in the new year.
Around 8:15 p.m., a Route 44 bus, bearing registration number BRR 2862, and an orange Rav4 collided on the Lusignan Public Road, East Coast Demerara, resulting in injuries to five minibus passengers and a bystander.
The minibus was allegedly speeding along the roadway when the Rav4, which was travelling in the opposite direction, attempted to turn into a street and the two collided.
According to onlookers, the bus driver had seemingly stepped on the accelerator to get past the junction before the Rav4 turned into the street, ignoring the fact that the driver of the SUV had already indicated he would be turning.
As a result, the two vehicles crashed together and ended up in the corner of the road, striking a female pedestrian.
Witnesses related that the police and the ambulance responded promptly and cooperated to rush the victims to the Georgetown Public Hospital, and control the flow of traffic after the accident.
According to a police officer on the scene, the two drivers were taken into custody at the Vigilance Police Station.
Meanwhile, the Guyana Times spoke to one of the injured persons. Twenty-nine-year-old Trevon Bouyea, of 317 Melanie Damishana, ECD, was a passenger in the bus at the time of the accident.
“It’s the bus at fault, because he was speeding; these people always speeding.”
Bouyea related that along the journey, the bus driver was constantly overtaking vehicles and driving recklessly on the road.
“When the Rav4 was going to turn in, he was going to slow down, but I don’t know what happen, it was probably too late and the bus end up and turn to one side and everybody was screaming and the two vehicles end up in
Bouyea suffered lacerations about his body.