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A Police Constable is now a patient in the male surgical ward of the New Amsterdam Hospital, after he was stuck down by a motor car along the Lewis Manor Public Road, East Coast Berbice, on Wednesday evening.
The injured cop has been identified as 27-year-old Phildon Henry. Based on reports received, at about 18:45h on the day in question, the Police rank was responding to a report in the area when he was struck down by a car driven by a 22-year-old woman of Cumberland, East Canje Berbice.
As a result of being struck down, Henry fell on the roadway and sustained injuries. He was subsequently picked up and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he was treated and admitted a patient. Guyana Times understands that Henry suffered a fractured right collarbone.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested, and is assisting Police with investigations.
On Sunday last, Police Lance Corporal Culwin Forrester, attached to the Beterverwagting Police Station, East Coast Demerara, suffered a broken pelvis after he was struck down by a motor car while on patrol.
It was reported that the now injured rank, along with three others, was on patrol duty in the vicinity of Agriculture Road, Triumph, ECD when an unknown silver-grey Carina 212 motor car was observed parked on the western side of the road.
The ranks reportedly exited their vehicle and approached the motor car, but it suddenly sped off, hitting Forrester in the process.
As a result, the rank fell onto the road surface and sustained several injuries about his body.
He was picked up in a semi-conscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was seen, examined, and later admitted for a broken pelvis.