The Guyana Police Force announced on Tuesday morning that it had launched an investigation into a fatal accident that occurred at about 4 o’ clock on Tuesday morning on the Goed Fortuin Public Road, West Bank Demerara.
16-year-old Jomal Archer of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara was killed in the accident and at least three other persons are hospitalised with serious injuries.
According to the police, investigations so far have revealed that the motor vehicle was proceeding along the roadway, allegedly at a fast rate, when the driver lost control and the car collided with a utility pole. It is believed that the impact of the crash resulted in some of the occupants being pitched from the vehicle and onto the roadway.
The teenager and two other occupants were taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where doctors pronounced the teen dead on arrival.
The driver is in police custody assisting with the investigations.