Taxi driver dies in EBD accident

first_imgA father of three is now dead after he crashed into a utility pole at the Soesdyke-Linden Highway on Monday afternoon.Trenton Dazzell, 29, of Lot 124 B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in an unconscious state after he lost control of his vehicle, PRR 915, and crashed into a utility pole, a short distance from the Soesdyke bridge.Dead: Trenton DazzellGuyana Times was told that at the time of the accident, the road was wet which caused the vehicle to skid, after which it toppled twice before slamming into the pole.The man was pulled from the wreckage and rushed to the hospital where he immediately underwent surgery, but succumbed during the process.When this publication visited the dead man’s home, his brother Kennard Dazzell said he received a call and was told that his brother might have been involved in an accident.After checking at the Diamond Hospital, he was told that the man had died and was at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting identification.“When I arrived there, I saw his feet and immediately, I knew it was him,” the grieving brother said.He further related that he subsequently visited the Police Station, but was not given much information about the accident.“The Police were saying that he passed them and a couple of minutes later they received a call that there was an accident. Apparently, he lost control at the bridge and swerved into a GTT pole and flipped a few times and he was thrown from the vehicle to the parapet.”He was picked up and rushed to the hospital but efforts to save his life were futile.The surviving Dazzell brother used the opportunity to give caution to road users.“That is why persons need to be careful with the current situation that we have right now and they really need to be careful.”Dazzell was described as a very high-spirited person who would light up any room he entered.The dead man leaves to mourn his wife and three children; ages two, three and six, along with his brother and other siblings.This is the eighth fatal accident for the past week on Guyana’s roadways.Two men also died tragically on Sunday last when a motorcyclist collided with a pedestrian on the Rupert Craig Highway.The motorcyclist was reportedly speeding when he collided with the pedestrian, who was allegedly under the influence.In a separate incident at Lima Sands on the Essequibo Coast, a 49-year-old driver was arrested after the tractor he was driving ran over a five-year-old girl who died instantly.On Friday evening, a carpenter was struck down by a motor car while crossing the public road at Houston, Greater Georgetown. The carpenter, Ryan Ragubir, was walking behind two work colleagues who were also crossing the road at the time the car knocked him down.Also on Friday, Dr Haimant Haimraj, 26, died at the Suddie Public Hospital, on the Essequibo Coast, after he reportedly lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and crashed into a fence.According to investigations, speeding has been attributed as the cause of the accident which occurred about 17:45h on the Vilvoorden Public Road. On Thursday, an 11-year-old student, Simon Kendall, of Tagore Memorial Secondary School in Berbice, was struck down in front of his home at Number 46 Village, Corentyne, by a car driven by a driver whose licence was suspended. Also on Thursday, a young man who was en route to visit his grandmother at a city hospital collided with a minibus, whose driver was reported to be under the influence. The young man, who sustained a punctured lung, is now battling for his life.Finally, last Tuesday, a 14-year-old boy, Mark McCoy, died instantly after he was struck down by a minibus. Reports indicate that the child rode his bike into the path of the minibus in the vicinity of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Only Thursday last, President David Granger rated the Guyana Police Force’s “Operation Safeway” as a success, pointing out that it has resulted in a reduction in road accidents.last_img read more