Bus driver killed in ECD accident previously charged over collision that left lad paralysed

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Dead: Andrew Albert

The Lamaha Park, Georgetown man who was killed on Tuesday after he lost control of a minibus with passengers he was driving, was previously charged with dangerous driving over a 2017 accident which left a teen boy paralysed.

Andrew Albert, 38, a former Policeman, and 38-year-old Annalisa Lakhan, of Lot 81 Gopie Street Buxton North, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who was seated in the front passenger seat of the said minibus, died in the accident which occurred at 13:00h at Good Hope, ECD on Tuesday.

Police Headquarters said that minibus BAB 4746 which was being driven by Albert, was proceeding along the southern driving lane of the northern carriageway.

A motor pick-up GNN 3048 which was being driven by Michael Eon Lovell, of Goed Intent Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was also proceeding in the same lane in front of the minibus.

However, the minibus attempted to overtake the motor pick-up, and in so doing a collision occurred which resulted in the minibus colliding with a parked lorry GAC 6803

Reports revealed that Albert lost control of the vehicle and same turned turtle forcing the lorry and a horse cart further east. The bus also collided with the side rear of motor car PLL 5535.

As a result of the collision several people who were in the minibus received injuries and were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation to seek medical attention.

The bodies of Lakhan and Albert were then escorted to the hospital’s mortuary awaiting post mortem examination. The driver of the motor pick-up is in custody assisting with investigation.

Dead: Annalisa Lackhan
The mangled minibus (Joseph Allen photos)

Police are continuing their investigations.

Meanwhile, Albert was previously charged with dangerous driving after he reportedly struck down a now 13-year-old boy. At the time of the accident in December 2017, Albert was driving a minibus when he reportedly collided with Matthew Zaman at Felicity, ECD.

Following the tragic accident, the lad remained in the Intensive Care Unit for over a month. It was last reported that Zaman can no longer eat, speak, walk or breathe on his own.

A bedridden Matthew Zaman with his mother by his bedside in August 2022 (PC: Guyana Daily News)

While most reports indicate that Albert was charged with dangerous driving and released on $100,000 bail pending a trial, another report stated that the man, who was found guilty of the offence and jailed for 12 months’, was freed after an appellate court set aside his conviction and sentence. They Break News was unable to verify the legal status of the charge against him.

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