Tuschen man dies in West Demerara accident
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The victim (inset) and the scene of the accident.
The victim (inset) and the scene of the accident.

A 21-year old man is the country’s latest road fatality following an accident on the  La Jalousie Public Road, West Coast Demerara early this morning.

Dead is Vickram ‘Andy’ Ramraj , of 85 Tuschen Old Road, East Bank Essequibo.

Police said Ramraj and one Nafeeza Abrahim , age 31,of Parika, EBE were occupants of a Toyota motorcar bearing registration PSS 6423 and which was driven by a 20- year-old resident of Tuschen Housing Scheme.

The vehicle which was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road ,allegedly at a fast rate, when it reportedly veered south off the road and collided with a concrete fence after which it turned-turtle.

The victims were taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where Ramraj was treated; he was then transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he succumbed to his injuries about 05:15.

Abrahim is presently admitted in a semi-conscious condition at the WDRH while the driver of the car who is in custody, was treated and later discharged from the same institution.He was tested and found to be above the legal alcohol limit.

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