Last Updated on Sunday, 22 October 2017, 22:30 by Denis Chabrol
Police late Sunday afternoon confirmed that three persons died in a three-vehicle smash up at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.
Those who perished are 22-year old Deodat Mohan of Lot 4 Vreed-en-Hoop; 17-year old Telisha Singh of Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara, and 18-year old Reaz Barakat of Lot 12 Ruimzeight, West Coast Demerara.
A volunteer citizen journalist who was at the scene told Demerara Waves Online News that a white car overtook a speeding minibus and lost control.
The driver lost control of the white car, struck an electric utility pole and flipped. That vehicle also hit a red unoccupied car.
The accident occurred at about 4:10 PM one mile from the Vreed-en-Hoop junction.
Police said they were told that that motorcar PPP 4014 driven by Mohan was proceeding east along the northern side of the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road allegedly at a fast rate when he lost control and collided with motor car PHH 7894 which was parked on the said side of the road, then struck a utility pole.
The driver and the female occupant were taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
Barakat , who was transferred from the West Demerara Regional Hospital to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in a critical condition, succumbed to his injuries at the said hospital.
As a result of the downed utility pole, the entire West Demerara area has been plunged into darkness as there is no electricity supply.
One week ago, a mother, her two sons, her fiancee and her friend/employee died in a road accident on the Corentyne after the speeding car that was being driven by the fiancee swerved from a pothole and slammed into a rice truck.