Pregnant woman dies in Berbice crash

first_imgA pregnant woman died on Monday evening at the New Amsterdam Hospital after the driver of the car in which she was traveling, lost control and slammed into a utility pole.The accident occurred at Number Two Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) and has left another passenger hospitalised.Dead: Donnis HigginsThe driver is currently assisting Police with the investigation.The dead woman has been identified as Donnis Higgins of Lot 103 Semple Street, Hopetown Village, WCB.Reports are that Higgins was one of the two passengers in the car at the time of the accident. Eyewitnesses say the car slammed into a utility pole and then a fence after it missed a sharp turn on the road.Moments after the accident, an ambulance which was already carrying a patient from the Fort Wellington Hospital collected both passengers.According to reports, when the ambulance arrived at the New Amsterdam Hospital, persons gathered and watched helplessly as both mother and foetus fought for their lives.The car in which the pregnant woman was travellingThe woman was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit; however, after several hours of trying, doctors were unable to save the mother and her unborn child.Higgins was a mother of one and a former clerk attached to the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA).The other passenger in the car at the time of the accident, Daniel Harrynarine, was admitted to the same hospital. According to the 24-year-old, he joined the vehicle at Cotton Tree to go two villages away, but only made it past one village.“I was going to Number Four when I catch a taxi going to Number Four. I don’t know if the driver slept away or what, but the driver just run off the road by a turn and go straight into a fence,” the injured man said.His brother Chandrica told this publication that he received the news and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital.He explained that he saw the injured woman being attended to by doctors and heard her screaming as he searched for his brother.Meanwhile, a Police source explained that the driver of the motor car, bearing registration number HB 3101, Lancelot Ferguson, 45, of Belladrum, WCB, claimed that he did not know what happened.According to the source, the driver claimed to suffer from hypertension. B (Berbice) Division Commander Ian Amsterdam said the driver was not found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.last_img read more

Wenger to drop underperforming trio? Arsenal XI to start v Swansea City tonight

first_imgArsenal take on Swansea City in the Premier League tonight, kick off 19:45 at the Emirates Stadium.The Gunners are looking to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to an injury-hit Manchester United at the weekend, and will have watched with delight as Leicester City were held at home to West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.But with a win enough to send Tottenham Hotspur top in the wake of the Foxes’ result, Arsene Wenger’s side can afford no slip ups, particularly with a trip to White Hart Lane to come in three days’ time.So, should we expect Wenger to make some notable changes to his starting line up?Will Olivier Giroud return? Could Mohamed Elneny get his first Premier League start?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal XI v the Swans by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield) 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 11 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) 23. Danny Welbeck (right wing) 11 11 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 4. Per Mertesacker (centre back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 17. Alexis Sanchez (left wing) 11 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 11 11 35. Mohamed Elneny (centre midfield)last_img read more