One critical following accident on the Corentyne


By Royan Abrams

The Police in Berbice are investigating an accident that occurred on the #19 Public Road Corentyne involving three motor vehicles and a cow resulting in several persons suffering minor injuries and one person being left in a critical condition.

News Room understands that the accident took place at about 13:30 hours yesterday (Monday, January 16, 2017) when a motor car which was travelling at a fast rate and carrying passengers attempted to swerve from a cow. The driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into two parked lorry.

According to information reaching the News Room, motor car bearing registration PRR 9167 which was being driven by Paul Leitch, 32, of Sanvoort Village, West Canje, Berbice, and was proceeding at a fast rate east along the #19 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice with occupants 56 year old Wendy August of Edingburg Village, East Bank Berbice (E.B.B), 30 year old Donita Williams of Smythfield Village, New Amsterdam and 51 year old, Alicia Sampson of Levi Dam, New Amstedam, Berbice.

It was alleged by the driver of the motor car that he saw a cow on the public road and swerved to the northern side of the said road to avoid a collision but instead the motor car spin and toppled several times and in the process, colliding with the cow and two motor lorries which were parked on the public road.

News Room was told that the occupants of the motor car sustained injuries and were taken to the News Amsterdam Public Hospital where Williams and August were treated and sent away. However, 51 year old Alicia Sampson had to be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital as her condition was listed as critical.

The driver of the motor car is in contact with the police assisting with investigations.

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