Third victim succumbs after Kuru Kururu collision

Shenella Hughes

Shenella Hughes, the driver of the car that collided with a bus along the Kuru Kururu Public Road, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, has succumbed.

Hughes, 31, of Diamond Housing Scheme, died yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she had been admitted in an unconscious state in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since the accident.

She never regained consciousness, Stabroek News was told.

She was the third victim of the accident to succumb.

Arianna Hughes

Her six-year-old daughter Arianna Hughes succumbed on Monday morning, while Quinton Odle, 42, a seaman of 137 Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara, who was the owner of the car, died on Wednesday.

Another of the woman’s daughters, Jada Enmore, 8, is also currently in the ICU. Other siblings, Sebastian Hughes, who is 10-months-old, Jaden Hughes, 9, and Tyrese Arthur, 4, were also injured in the accident but they were treated and discharged.

They were all in the car, PMM 548, which collided with a Route 42 minibus, BHH 8451.

Two other injured persons, Prem Persaud, and his wife, Rookmin Persaud, both of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, who were passengers of the minibus, are still hospitalised.

Quinton Odle

Other passengers Lakeram Persaud, 21, Nina Persaud, and 10 year-old Mahesh Hardat, who were also in the minibus, were discharged from the hospital. They sustained broken bones in the accident.

Around 5.30 pm on Sunday, the car and the bus, which were travelling in opposite directions, collided, resulting in the occupants of both vehicles sustaining injuries.

It is alleged that Shenella was travelling at a fast rate and as the vehicles approached each other, she drove into a pool of water, resulting in her losing control of the car and it swerving into the path of the minibus.

Stabroek News was told that the passengers of the bus were returning from a Mother’s Day outing at one of the creeks along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.

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