Wednesday 11 December, 2019

One killed, one injured in highway crash

One man is dead following a road traffic accident near the Demarara Lights on Sunday night.

According to police reports, around 10:20 pm Jamal Solomon was driving a Nissan Almera west along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway when he lost control of the vehicle.

The car hit the centre median before colliding with another vehicle, registration PAY4065.

Solomon reportedly sustained a massive head injury in the accident and died at the scene.

A passenger in the Almera, Richard Ramoutar, of Curepe, sustained spinal injuries and a neck fracture.

Occupants of the other vehicle were unhurt.

This fatality brings the total number of road fatalities for the year to 81, compared to 68 for the same period in 2018, representing roughly a 25 percent increase.

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