Several injured in road accident at Coverden
Story and photo by Marcelle Thomas
A horrific smash-up yesterday afternoon involving two Route 42 minibuses, at Coverden, East Bank Demerara (EBD) has left three residents of Kuru-Kururu in critical condition, while several others sustained minor injuries.
Eyewitness, some of whom were also passengers of one of the buses, told Stabroek News that at shortly after 4 pm yesterday, BLL 9312, was travelling along the EBD on its way to Kuru-Kururu. They recounted that it was travelling at a “fast, yet safe rate”. Another bus, BNN 4262, with only the driver as the occupant, and also travelling very fast, they said, attempted to overtake BLL 9312. Instead, that bus slammed into the rear of BLL 9312 causing the driver to lose control. Both buses then plummeted head on into a muddy ditch nearby.
“Ryan [the driver of BLL 9312] was driving good all the time and we could hear this bus coming speeding behind and he try to overtake we. But like he ain’t average good or something cause next thing was …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.