Home News Drunken driver, porter hospitalised following accidents
A 40-year-old porter of the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), and a 22-year-old male of Hyde Park, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), are both hospitalised following two accidents that occurred on Saturday at separate locations.
Forty-year-old Odit Narine was involved in an accident on the Toraturu Trail, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), on Saturday at about 13:30h.
Police said a 30-year-old male of Bartica, Essequibo River, was the driver of the motor lorry that was involved in the accident.
Reports are the driver was descending a hill when he allegedly lost control of the lorry, which turned turtle, pinning the 40-year-old porter onto the surface of the trail, where he received injuries about his body.
He was picked up by public-spirited citizens and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted a patient for a fractured right leg and abrasions about the body. His condition is regarded as stable.
Also on Saturday, on the Parika Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), a motor car which as driven by a 22-year-old drunken driver of Hyde Park, Parika, East Bank Essequibo, a motor lorry driven by a 43-year-old man of Walton Hall, Essequibo Coast, and a motor pick-up, GMM 2176, were involved in an accident.
Based on reports, the driver of the motor car was proceeding along the Parika Public Road and alleged that he saw a cow and swerved to avoid colliding with it.
He then collided with the motor lorry, which was parked on the road, and drove over the median to eventually slam into a pick-up which was parked on the western side of the road, causing damages to both vehicles.
As a result of the collision, the drunken man received injuries about his body and was picked up by public-spirited citizens and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was admitted a patient.
A breathalyser test was conducted on him and it was found that he was over the prescribed limit. Investigations are ongoing into both accidents. (G11)