A hire car driver met his demise in the wee hours of Saturday after he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a GPL’s pole on the Auchlyne Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.
The accident, which occurred at 1:55h, involved hire car HD 2939, driven by 24-year-old Ezekiel Kampadoo of Tain, Corentyne. In the vehicle at the time was an 18-year-old from Whim, Corentyne.
Reports are that the car was proceeding at a fast rate of speed on the Public Road when the driver lost control while negotiating a turn and collided with the pole.
As a result of the collision, the car flipped and ended up in a trench. The driver and teenage occupant received injuries on their bodies.
They were both picked up in conscious condition by public-spirited citizens and taken to Port Mourant Public Hospital, where they were admitted for bodily abrasions.
The driver was treated and transferred to New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he succumbed at about 03:30h while receiving medical attention.
His body is lying at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME).