Two dead, one severely injured after speeding car slams into “lampposts”, turns turtle

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Two men are now dead while a third (3rd) is presently battling for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after the car (#PXX 5192) they were travelling inside slammed into two (2) “lampposts” and flipped over several times before turning turtle along the Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara (ECD) on Saturday night.

Dead are 24-year-old Pastal Dainty of Unity Place, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown who was driving the blue ‘new model’ Toyota Premio (#PXX 5192) when the fatal accident occurred and his passenger, 32-year-old Delon Whitehead of William Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

Meanwhile, the third (3rd) occupant of the motorcar (#PXX 5192) has been identified as 25-year-old Michael Kendall of Block ‘X’, Great Diamond, EBD.

HGP Nightly News understands that the accident occurred around 20:30h on Saturday, after Dainty lost control of the speeding car, while he was proceeding North along the Western side of the Timehri Public Road, EBD.

According to a police statement, this resulted in the vehicle (#PXX 5192) colliding with two (2) “lampposts situated on the Western side of the road before turning turtle several times and ending up on the Western parapet, on a concrete fence.

“As a result of the collision, extensive damage was done to the car, fence and lamp posts, and the driver and occupants received injuries about their bodies. They were  picked up in an unconscious condition by the police and  citizens and escorted to the  Georgetown Public Hospital  Corporation. Pronounced dead on arrival were Delon Whitehead and Pastal Dainty while Michael Kendall was admitted a patient in the Intensive Care  unit at the said institution and his condition is regarded as serious.”

Investigations are in progress.

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