Driver in Cub Scouts accident behind bars for 10 months


Driver of motor vehicle, PSS 1236 who struck down two St Lucian children; 9-year-old Darnell Matthews and 8-year-old Nick Omarie Joseph on Woolford Avenue on Tuesday has been sentenced to ten (10) months imprisonment.


Tracy Fordyce, of Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown, was charged on Thursday with Dangerous Driving and Breach of a One-Way.


She appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at Court seven of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to ten (10) months imprisonment on the dangerous driving charge and fined $15,000.00 on the other charge.


Joseph sustained serious injuries and is still 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.”


“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 added.


Matthews received minor injuries and was treated and sent away on Tuesday.


9-year-old Darnell Matthews and 8-year-old Nick Omarie Joseph, both of St. Lucia, are in Guyana for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree.


They were in the company of their country Scout’s Group Leader, Jacqueline Matthews  at the time of the incident. She also sustained minor injuries.

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