Three killed in Berbice accident
An uncle, pastor Ewart Bagot saw it all unfold and told this newscast that he had just made it across the other side of the road and cautioned his nieces to wait until the car passed to cross the road. He said the girls were standing on the left hand side of the road.
Bagot was speaking to this newscast on the telephone from his Corentyne Berbice Home.
Dead are Latoya and Malaika Bagot and their 6 year old relative Shamain Bagot; two other persons were also injured. Persons in the area told this newscast that the driver did not stop to render assistance as he carried on merrily along his journey, hitting down a cyclist at number 35 village before losing control of his vehicle. The police apprehended him during a high-speed chase. Corentyne residents told capitol news that the 19 year old was under the influence and was driving in a reckless manner.
Pastor Bagot said the girl’s mother three weeks ago migrated to the United States and according to him had big plans for her children after they completed their high school education.
The 19 year old driver is in police custody as the investigation continues. The Bagots are calling on the police to be sterner with the licensing process. They believe that persons need to get more experience on the use of the road before the Guyana Police Force issues them a license.