A six-year-old boy was on Wednesday
crushed to death by a speeding car along the Bush Lot Public Road, West
Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).
Dead is Nifram Nezamodeen, of Bush Lot Village, and a student of the
Latchmansingh Primary School. Those listed as critical are his sister,
Asriya Nezamodeen, 8; his mother, Ameena Diaram, 25, and 45-year-old
Reports are that Diaram went to collect her two children from school and
was standing in the corner along with Babulall, her child, and others
when they were struck by a speeding car.
Nezamodeen was dragged for some distance and ended up under the vehicle.
This publication understands that the car was at the time being driven
by a teenager. Eyewitnesses say the car was driving at a fast rate when
it suddenly swerved from the southern side of the road to the northern
The car came to a halt partly submerged in a trench. The lad was pulled from under the bumper.
He was rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
On the other hand, Babulall’s daughter, Tahera Kublall, 8, and Alyana
Arokium, also 8, were admitted as patients at the Fort Wellington
Hospital. They are said to be in stable conditions.
Several other persons were treated and sent away.
The driver of the vehicle, who was the lone occupant of the car at the
time of the accident, is assisting the Police with the investigations.