42 year old woman dies in Mandela Avenue Accident

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Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred today (Wednesday 29th June, 2022) at about 15:20 hrs on Nelson Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.

The accident involved motor jeep PSS # 7007 owned by Azruddin Mohamed of Houston Gardens, East Bank Demerara and driven at the time by Nadia Mohamed, a 41-year-old female of Houston Gardens, EBD; and motor cycle #CH 1099 driven by Wendel Oudkerk of Lot 65 Lamaha Springs, Georgetown and pillion rider Odessia Sam, a 42-year-old female of Lot 170 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown.

Enquiries Disclosed: That motor jeep # PSS 7007 was proceeding west along the northern drive lane of the southern carriageway of Nelson Mandela Avenue whilst motor cycle #CH 1099 was proceeding north along Critchlow Avenue.

It is alleged that the driver of the motor cycle, on approaching the junction of Nelson Mandela and Critchlow Avenue, failed to stop and proceeded to cross the road going from south to north, in a bid to proceed onto the northern carriageway at an opening between the median.

In doing so he ended up into the path of the motor jeep.

As a result, the front of the motor jeep came into contact with the right side of the motor cycle, and due to the collision, the motor cyclist along with the pillion rider were thrown onto the road surface where they received injuries about their bodies.

The driver of the motor cycle was picked up in a semi-conscious state by Emergency Medical Technicians, placed into an ambulance and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital, while the pillion rider was placed into a police vehicle and transported to the said hospital also.

The pillion rider was seen and examined by a doctor on duty and pronounced dead on arrival.

Her body is currently lying at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination.

The driver of the motor cycle was also seen and examined by a doctor on duty and treated for head injuries. He is currently admitted a patient in the Critical Bay of the said hospital, where his condition remains serious.

Scene visited The accident was reported to police on 2022-06-29 at about 15:25hrs, and the scene visited by Dsp Williams, Sgt Dufu and other ranks from the East La Penitence Traffic Department.

Statements and measurements were taken, and Notice of Intended Prosecution prepared and served on the driver of motor Jeep # PSS 7007.

Photographs were taken of the vehicle and motorcycle, as well as the accident scene. Checks were also made for CCTV footage of the accident.

The motor jeep was examined by a Licensing and Certifying officer and two breathalyzer tests were conducted on the driver of the motor jeep where both tests revealed her BAC was .000%.

It was also discovered that while the driver of the motor cycle was wearing a safety helmet, the pillion rider failed to wear one.

It is unknown if the motor cyclist is a holder of a provisional or driver’s license.

Further investigations ongoing.

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