Nine still in hospital after fatal Parfaite collision

The nine persons who were injured on Saturday following a head-on collision between two vehicles along the Parfaite Harmonie access road, at West Bank Demerara, are recovering but remain hospitalised.

Contacted for an update on the conditions of the victims yesterday, Traffic Chief Deon Moore said that the nine victims, including the driver of minibus BTT 3118, are still hospitalised. “All of them, including the driver of the bus are recovering and are in stable conditions. Nobody is critical or so,” Moore said.

The accident, which occurred around 6.30 am on Saturday, claimed the life of Alana Ramsarran, also known as Alana Da Silva, 25, a trader of Schoonord, West Bank Demerara.

Ramsarran, who was the driver of a car, PWW 972, died on spot.

An autopsy revealed yesterday that she died as a result of multiple injuries sustained.

Reports had revealed that she was the lone occupant of the car when it collided with the Route 42 minibus, driven by Ramkumar Persaud, 42, of Lot 3909 Westminster, Parfaite Harmonie.

At the time, the bus was loaded with West Bank Demerara residents who were travelling to Georgetown.

Both of Persaud’s legs were broken and he also sustained injuries to his spine and ribs.

The other injured persons were identified as Roneta Paul, 36, of 267 Recht door Zee; Fizan Mohammed, 50, and his son, Safraz Mohammed, 24, of 172 Recht door Zee; Anita Mohan, 32, of Lot 72 Recht door Zee; Alvin Edmond, 59, and his wife Rhonda Edmond, of 206 Schoonord; Leon LaRose, 30, of 206 Onderneeming; and Alisha Allicock, 28, of 167 Onderneeming.

At the time of the accident, this newspaper was told that the minibus was proceeding east along the access road, while the car, which was driven by Ramsarran, was travelling west.

Persaud has told investigators that as they were about to pass each other, the car swerved suddenly into his path and they collided head-on.

Persaud’s daughter, Lalita Persaud, had related to this newspaper that while her father plies the Georgetown to Timehri route, he would normally take “a load” on his way to the city park every morning. “It got to be is town side they did heading when this accident happen,” Lalita added.

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