A young GDF personnel dies in an accident

After losing control over the black and silver car PLL 6077, a 26-year-old soldier of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) died on Tuesday, the reports state. As per to a police report, the incident took place at the Hauraruni Public Road along the Soesdyke Linden Highway. 

Guyana: After losing control over the black and silver car PLL 6077, a 26-year-old member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) died on Tuesday, the reports state. As per to a police report, the incident took place at the Hauraruni Public Road along the Soesdyke Linden Highway. 

The deceased has been identified as Wilmot Warde of Central Amelia’s Ward. Wilmot was reportedly speeding at the time when the accident took place. 

The police officials had stated that around 7:10 hrs, Warde was speeding along the western side of the road heading north when he lost control and was tossed out of his car. He was picked up by local citizens in a semi-conscious state and was immediately taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.

Wilmot was later declared dead in the hospital while he was receiving treatment. The Police officials have stated that the investigation is still going on. 

According to the reports, the Caribbean island country has reported a frightening increase in road fatalities for the year 2020. The country has seen an increase of 37 per cent in accident cases. 

In the year 2019, Guyana has recorded 84 accidents which occurred in 94 deaths, of which eight were children. As per to a senior cop, the Guyana Police Force, through its traffic department, was able to charge around 46,266 individuals for not following the various traffic regulations. In that year, around 19,179 people were charged for exceeding speed limits, 786 were charged for – driving under the influence, 986 got charged for failure to wear safety belts, and about 1,924 were charged individually. 

In addition, the island country of Guyana has received a donation of 146,250 Pfizer vaccine COVID-19 doses from the United States administration on August 24, 2021. These vaccines are provided by the US administration under Joe Biden’s promise to help the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic.