St Lucian Scout in critical but stable condition following Accident


Eight-year-old, Nick Omari Joseph who was injured in an accident on Tuesday is currently a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.


According to the Scouts Association of Guyana (SAG), the child “sustained a fractured skull and injury to his lung as a result of being submerged after being hit by the vehicle on Woolford Avenue.”


“Doctors were able to successfully seal the head injury overnight and have reported that no internal bleeding occurred. His condition is listed as critical but stable” the statement from the Association added.


Joseph’s Mother will be arriving in Guyana today.


9-year-old Darnell Matthews and 8-year-old Nick Omari Joseph, both of St. Lucia, who are in Guyana for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree were walking along Woolford Avenue, in the vicinity of the Scout Association of Guyana’s (SAG) Headquarters when they were struck down by a car, PSS 1236. They were in the company of their country Scout’s Group Leader, Jacqueline Matthews who also sustained minor injuries.


The 9-year-old also received minor injuries and was treated and sent away on Tuesday.


Further the Association sought to assure the parents and guardians of the other one thousand Cub Scouts currently encamped in Woolford Avenue for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree; that all measures are being taken to ensure they remain safe.


Counselling is also being provided to all who may have been traumatized by the tragic accident, the association said.


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, according to a police report, “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.”

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