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


first_imgStunning Miss Donegal Natasha McFadden. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Miss Donegal Natasha McFadden has brains as well as beauty.The stunner is to appear on RTE’s money spinning Winning Streak show this Saturday night.But the Newtowncunningham stunner isn’t going to splash the cash on champagne and clothes. Nastaha revealed she has much more concrete plans for her minimum winnings of €20,000.“I know I’ll be getting €20,000 which is great and anything after that is a bonus.“I’m planning to put some of the money down on a deposit for a house,” she revealed.She will be joined by Edward Hutch, who is a nephew of one of Ireland’s most notorious gangsters Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch and who has more than one hundred criminal convictions.Natasha, who is guaranteed at least €20,000, had heard of the Monk but says that won’t put her off enjoying the show! “Oh really, I never heard he was on he show. Sure that’s grand. It won’t put me off. I’m going up to have a bit of fun and win as much money as I can,” she laughed.Natasha, who has just started work as a restaurant manager in Letterkenny, said she thought her family were joking with her when she heard she was appearing on the show.“I got the phonecall and I thought it was a joke. Even when I checked the website and read my name, I thought they had fixed the website,” she laughed.She will be joined by at least 24 family and friends for the show.One person who will be by her side is boyfriend Chris Coyle, who has even put off a stag party trip to Spain to be at the show with her. “I told him not to be silly and go to the stag party but he insisted on coming along to the show.“I’ll have to get him something special out of my winnings now,” she said.MISS DONEGAL PLANNING TO SPLASH THE CASH ON A HOUSE DEPOSIT – AND PERHAPS THE BOYFRIEND! was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MIss DonegalNatasha McFaddenlast_img read more