5 injured in Linden accident

Five persons were injured in an accident that occurred on Saturday morning at about 03:54h on the Wilfred Gaskin Public Road, Half Mile Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
The accident involved motor car PMM 2777 driven at the time by Michael Bodson, a 27-year-old of Blueberry Hill, with occupants Marney Major, 35; Oswel Marks, 31; Aseka Smith, 22; Ojay Albert, 26; and Motor Lorry GZZ 1667 driven by Andrew Ramsammy, 28, of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden.
It was reported that lorry GZZ 1667 was proceeding west along the southern side of Half Mile Public Road, while the car was proceeding east along the northern side of the said road. According to reports, while in the vicinity of New Silvercity Secondary School, the lorry drove into the lane of the car to avoid an electric wire that was on the road. This resulted in the left front part of the motor car colliding with the front of the motor lorry.
As a result of the collision, the driver and four other occupants of the motor car received injuries. They were picked up by public-spirited citizens and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where they were treated for various injuries and admitted for observation.
The lorry driver is presently in Police custody assisting with the investigations.