One week after being involved in an accident on the Corentyne Highway, 20-year-old University of Guyana (UG) student, Fizal Hussein succumbed to his injuries at the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) on Saturday night.

Following the accident, Hussein had been listed as being in a critical condition with severe head injuries. He had had to undergo emergency surgery.  A relative told Stabroek News yesterday that Hussein, who had lived in New Amsterdam, died at 11:20 pm on Saturday.

Hussein was a first-year medical student of UG. His sister, Shireen had earlier told this newspaper that Hussein and another UG student, Valini Ramotar, were involved in the accident which occurred on the Number 19 Village public road on January 17. Ramotar, who was the driver of the car, escaped with cuts and bruises.

Shireen had said that the duo had gone to their homes in Berbice for the weekend. They had apparently decided to take a drive to the Corentyne before returning to the university and were on their way back when the vehicle ended up under a truck that was parked on the side of the road.

She had said that it was unclear how they ended up there. Hussein, who was sitting in the front passenger seat suffered head injuries and was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital. He was later transferred to the GPH due to the extent of his injuries.

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