Two hospitalised following Linden Highway accident


Six persons were injured on Sunday afternoon after the vehicle in which they were travelling careened off the Soesdyke/Linden Highway and turned turtle several times before coming to a stop.

According to information received by News Room, motor car PSS 4849 was driven by 22-year-old Keith Fletcher of East La Penitence housing compound, Georgetown, when the accident occurred.One eyewitness stated that at about 16:00hrs, the blue motor car was proceeding at a fast rate when it swerved off the road at Kuru Kururu. The News Room was told the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up in the northern ditch before toppling several times.

The driver and five occupants: 20-year-old Kezea Cox of Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara (ECD), 29-year-old Elroy Hopkinson of Sophia, and 22-year-old Ray Samogan, 22-year-old Seaton Dophness, 21-year-old Levi Taitt, all of Lodge, Georgetown, were pinned in the vehicle.

They were later removed from the vehicle in a semi-conscious condition by public spirited citizens and rushed to the Diamond Hospital where they were all examined by a doctor. Ray Samogan remains a patient at the hospital while Kezea Cox was transferred to Georgetown public hospital as she suffered a fractured right leg. Their conditions were both regarded as stable. Investigation is ongoing.

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