St Lucian Scouts injured in Guyana accident

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Two children present in Guyana for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree are now hospitalised following an accident on Woolford Avenue this afternoon.

 

According to information reaching the News Room, 9-year-old Darnell Matthews and 8-year-old Nick Omarie Joseph, both of St. Lucia were walking along Woolford Avenue in the company of their country Scout’s Group Leader, Jacqueline Matthews when the accident took place. Jacqueline is said to be the mother of Darnell Matthews.

 

The two boys were hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital with one of them admitted and the other being prepared to have a CT-Scan.

 

The Children are here among 700 children for the 14th Cuboree being observed by the Scouting association.

 

The News Room was informed that the female driver of the car, PSS 1236 which struck the children down told traffic ranks that she was driving along the road when she began feeling dizzy and lost control of the vehicle, hitting the two children.

 

However, persons from a nearby school reportedly indicated that the woman was at a school along the Avenue to transact some business in relation to the registration of a child, where she had a disagreement with the officials and stormed out of the school.

 

According to the GPF, Investigations revealed that the driver parked her vehicle in front of the North Georgetown Primary School, in Woolford Avenue, went into the school to do registration but was refused entry because of her mode of dress. As a result, she became annoyed and drove out of the Avenue, in the process the vehicle struck down the two children.

 

When News Room arrived at the location, her vehicle could be seen ditched in a nearby trench.

 

Investigations are ongoing.

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