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4 injured as speeding minibus driver crashes into 4 vehicles – Guyana Times

Four persons received injuries about their bodies following a two-vehicle collision at Windsor Castle Public Road, Essequibo Coast, which occurred at around 17:00h on Sunday.
The accident also resulted in damages to three vehicles which were parked along the roadway, belonging to a farmer of Lot 2 Windsor Castle.
Injured are 64-year-old Renvylle Persaud, who was the driver of motor car PJJ 3110, and 27-year-old Sheldon Ellis, who was the driver of minibus BVV 9881.
Also injured are minibus passengers 20-year-old Akeem Norton and 17-year-old Fernando Johnson.

Police said the motor car was proceeding north along the roadway while the minibus was proceeding south, at a fast rate of speed.
It is alleged that the driver of the minibus lost control of the vehicle and collided with the front portion of the motor car.
This caused the motor car to crash into a sign board situated on the western side of the public road.
The minibus, meanwhile, collided with an electric pole, after which it crashed into three vehicles that were parked on the roadway.
These are two motor cars and a motor tractor, owned by a farmer.
After crashing into those vehicles, the minibus then collided with a concrete culvert, before coming to a halt.
All four persons were picked up in unconscious conditions and taken to the Suddie Public Hospital.

The minibus driver along with the 17-year-old passenger remain hospitalised while the other two victims were treated and sent away.
“Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon we were at the back when we heard a loud noise and we went out to see…when I went I see my two vehicles damaged and my tractor rim bend and the bus turn over near a culvert… one bai like he fling in the trench and the other two fling out not far from the bus,” the owner of the tractor said.

Parmanand (only name given) told the publication that one of his cars operates with a taxi service and he depends on that income.

Only recently, Attorney General Anil Nandlall revealed that the Government may soon have to consider amendments to the country’s insurance legislation to provide higher penalties for damages suffered by innocent persons as a result of road accidents.
The Government has already taken steps to recover monies from drivers who are responsible for damage to public properties as a result of road accidents. (G14)

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