Police rank critical following early morning accident

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By Leroy Smith

A number of police ranks were this morning injured after the minibus in which they were travelling veered off of the road and slammed into the garage of a resident on the East Coast of Demerara.

The road was wet at the time of the accident which took place opposite the Vigilance Police Station. However, it was unclear how many police ranks were in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The accident occurred at around 03:00hrs on Friday morning, a few hours after that terrible smash-up at Mont Rose, also along the East Coast Demerara.

The minibus PTT 8504 which is registered to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was being driven by a Lance Corporal attached to ‘A’ Division.

When the News Room arrived on the scene, the injured ranks were already rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital but the mangled minibus was still in the position it came to rest, after running off the road. The circumstances surrounding the accident were not clear.

Also at the time of our arrival, a police corporal and two other ranks were checking the wreck to see if any personal items or items belonging to the force were left in the vehicle even as one rank commented, “We looking for the government gun.”

According to information received, the driver has since been unresponsive and arrangements are being made to transfer him to a private hospital.

This is the second time two months that a vehicle owned by the Guyana Police Force ended up in the garage of a private resident. Last month, an identical minibus belonging to the Force was transporting prisoners under escort when the driver swerved from a trailer and ended up in the Garage of a businessman on the West Coast Demerara.

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