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Nurse critical following Corentyne accident

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A nurse is presently a patient at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital in a critical condition after being struck by a speeding motor car on the Fyrish Access Road on Sunday, June 18.

The injured woman has been identified as 52-year-old Carol Sampson of Fyrish Village Corentyne.

According to information reaching the News Room, at about 15:30 hours on Sunday, the driver of motor car PPP 7723, 29-year-old Nicon Henry of Fyrish Village, Corentyne, was proceeding south along the Fyrish Access Road at a fast rate of speed. The driver told investigators that he swerved from a pedestrian who was on the western side of the road and as a result, he collided with Sampson.

The woman was flung several feet away from the point of impact and sustained injuries about her body.

Sampson was picked up by the said driver in an unconscious state and rushed to the Port Mourant Public Hospital where she was seen and examined by a doctor. She was then transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital as her condition was listed as critical.

The News Room was informed that the matter was reported to the police who visited the scene with the driver of the motor car involved in the accident and after inspecting the scene; he was taken into custody.

Investigations are ongoing.

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