1 dead, 2 injured in WCD smash-up

first_imgTwenty-year-old auto technician Victor Aditya Ram of Lot 496 Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara was killed in the wee hours of Sunday, while two of his friends are now hospitalised after the car in which they were travelling crashed into a metal signboard before slamming into a concrete fence at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.Reports are that 23-year-old Bishram Ramkishore of Lot 29 Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara was driving motor car PTT 6297 along the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road on the West Coast of Demerara with his friends Victor Aditya Ram and 23-year-old Kevin Henry of Lot 22 Goed Fortuin as passengers. At about 01:50h, while in the vicinity of the Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company, a pedestrian allegedly began crossing the road, and to avoid hitting this pedestrian, Ramkishore swerved his vehicle.In so doing, he lost control of the car, and it reportedly crashed into a metal signboard before slamming into a concrete fence that halted its mobility.All three young men sustained injuries, and were immediately rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where Aditya Ram was pronounced dead on arrival.Ramkishore is unconscious and in critical state at the Dr. Balwant Singh Hospital in Georgetown, while Henry is receiving medical attention at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).Guyana Times visited the home of the dead man, whose father, Surijpaul Ram, related that based on what he was told, his son was flung out of the car and into the rubble of the broken fence. He explained that in a call he had received at about 01:30h, he was told to rush to the WDRH because his son had been involved in an accident.“But by the time we rush there, they tell we that he was pronounced dead on arrival. So like when he fling out of the vehicle he died,” the distraught father disclosed.Questioned on where Ram was heading at that hour, this father could not say, but he explained that the three occupants were all well known to each other.The man said he was told that someone had attempted to cross the road in front of the vehicle, which prompted Ramkishore to swerve the vehicle to avoid hitting the pedestrian, thereby ending up crashing into the fence of the insurance company.“I can’t say much, because only a handful people saw, and I could only tell you what they told me,” Ram explained. The man noted that he is unaware of the fate of the pedestrian whose action had allegedly resulted in the accident.The dead auto technician’s mother was too distraught to speak, and was being consoled by relatives and friends who turned up at the house upon receiving the devastating news.Ram has been described by his father as having been a very friendly and loving individual who had had a lot of friends. He leaves to mourn his parents and only sister.His body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination even as the Police continue their investigations into the fatal accident.last_img