A man and a baby are dead following a head-on collision involving a truck and a minibus at 35 Miles Mabura Road.

The police issued the following press release this afternoon.

“At about 1130h. today mini-bus BMM 9301 was proceeding along the Mabura Road in the vicinity of 35 Miles, Mabura, allegedly at a fast rate, and while negotiating a turn the driver ended up in the lane of  motor lorry GNN 2699 that was proceeding in the opposite direction resulting in a collision.

As a result of the impact Elvis Bennett, 38 years of Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and Nelisa Douglas, 18 months of Mahdia, who were both passengers in the mini-bus, received injuries and were pronounced DOA at the McKenzie Hospital.
 
Thirteen other passengers and the driver of the mini-bus, along with the driver and an occupant of the motor lorry, received injuries and are being treated at the McKenzie Hospital.
 
A pick-up truck which had stopped to assist at the scene of the accident was also involved in a separate accident about 15 miles from Linden.

The driver was transporting eight persons from the scene of the first accident to Georgetown, when the pickup suffered a blowout and the vehicle toppled several times. All occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries from this second accident.