a Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man has sustained serious injuries after the car in which he was travelling ended up in a canal at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara (WCD), in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Injured is David Williams of Good Hope, ECD, while Shelly Allen and Michelle Caesar escaped unhurt.
According to reports, the accident occurred around 03:00h when the silver Toyota Primo motorcar was travelling to Georgetown from Parika after dropping off workers who are working on the D’urban Park Project.
Guyana Times was told that a sand truck, which was travelling in the opposite direction, attempted to overtake another vehicle and ended up in the path of the car.
Allen, who was driving the car at the time, swerved to avoid a collision and in the process lost control and ended up in the canal.
The truck driver did not stop to render assistance but rather drove away.
Speaking with this publication, Allen explained that after running into the canal, she along with Caesar were able to come out of the vehicle to seek help as Williams was trapped in the partially submerged car.
She explained that two vehicles were passing at the time and stopped to lend assistance. “A man in a 4-runner vehicle and another man on a motorcycle stopped to help us out”. The persons assisted Allen and Caesar in getting Williams out of the vehicle.
Williams sustained head injuries as a result of the accident and is being treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.
“Something has to be done about these sand trucks man, look how many accidents are being caused by them, especially late at night. When they are approaching you with those huge lights, it is impossible for a driver to see anything,” she complained.
According to the occupants, they would be unable to identify the driver of the truck that caused the accident. The Police are currently investigating the matter.