Other recent horrific mini-bus crashes
March 7, 2000
** On December 14, 1998 seven persons including a Brazilian man, died on the spot when their mini-bus crashed into a timber truck on the Mabura Road, about 10 miles from Linden.
Carlos Diaz, Norfield Anthony Stafford Alfred, Godfrey Alphonso, Stephany Williams, Ouclid Fowler and Phillip and Deino Bremner lost their lives in that accident.
** Last September, six persons including former national under-20 footballer, Clive Hercules died in a mini-bus and lorry trailer smash-up at Bamia on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
Six others were injured in that crash.
Anthony Dubios, the driver of the bus, Michelle Payne, a University of Guyana student, Eugene Duncan, Clair Muss and Mark Adams were the other persons who were killed.
** In November last year, Julianna Moore and two men were killed in a smash-up between Number 41 mini-bus `Solid Gold' and a truck on the Land of Canaan public road, East Bank Demerara while returning home from motor races at Timehri.
** On December 5, 1999, seven persons, including a four-year-old boy, died in a four vehicle accident involving a bus named `Red Rat' on the East Coast Demerara public road near Happy Acres.
Nineteen persons were hospitalised.
Sharon Simmons called `Kay Kay' and her four-year-old son Leonard Prince, of Beterverwagting; Sharon Lall, Leslyn Boucher, Sewdat Sewsankar, Cheryl Primo and Pamela Yaw, all East Coast Demerara residents died in that accident.
`Red Rat' driver, Michael Assanah and Sean Barnwell, the driver of the car involved in the accident were charged with seven counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
** John Douglas, 30, driver of the mini-bus, of Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown
** His reputed wife Deon Innis, 25
** Their two-year-old son, Jermaine
** Sudulia Frankyln (address unknown)
** Kesha Currica, 30, of 70 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown
** Seon Hicks, 22, of 380 Independence Boulevard, Georgetown
** Tyrone Dowding, 10, of 70 Evans Street
** Cheryl Williams, 36, of 31 Albouys Street, Albouystown
** Fibian Jessop, 23, of 173 Sussex Street
** Latoya Hodge, 5
** Aubrey Hodge, 2, all of 7 Evans Street
** Eon Howard, 21, of 38 Walker Terrace, Georgetown
** Devon Ridley, 26, of 182 Garnett Street, Albouystown
** Wayne Brimo, 7
** Alwin Brimo, 37, of Evans Street
** Mellisha Ault, 14, of 21 Broad and Saffon Streets Georgetown
** Ossie Joseph, 19, Broad and Saffon Street