6-year-old succumbs to injuries

first_imgHours after a horrific smash-up involving a motor car and a minibus on Sunday, six-year-old Arianna Hughes of Lot 23-44 Rohan Housing Scheme, Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) succumbed while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The young girl sustained severe internal and head injuries as a result of the head-on collision. She reportedly took her last breath about 03:45h on Monday.Her mother, 31-year-old Shennelle Hughes along with Jada Enmore, 9; Tyrese Arthur, 4; Prem Persaud, 46; Lakeram Persaud, 21, and Rookmine Persaud all remain patients at the medical facility nursing head injuries and broken bones.The mangled minibus after the collisionThe victims were occupants of minibus BHH 8451 and motor car PMM 548, which collided head on while travelling along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway on Sunday.Initial investigations revealed that the driver of the motor car, Shennelle Hughes, drove into a pool of water thus causing her to lose control of the vehicle and swerve into the path of the minibus resulting in a collision.The motor car which was driven by Shenelle HughesSeveral persons from both vehicles sustained injuries and were rushed to the Diamond hospital where they were treated, but those persons with the more serious injuries were transferred to the GPHC.When Guyana Times contacted the relatives of the dead child, they refused to comment on the matter. However, according to reports, the child’s mother remains in critical condition at the medical facility.Investigations into the accident are ongoing.last_img

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