Pregnant woman, others injured in minibus accident
Two drivers were on Tuesday taken into custody following an accident on the Vlissengen Public Road, Georgetown which left a minibus in a trench and at least four passengers injured.
News Room understands that motorcar PWW 5365 and a route 44 minibus, BLL 1949 were proceeding in the southern direction on Vlissengen Road when the minibus reportedly overtook the car, however, according to the driver of car, Barwick Brady, the minibus hit the right side of his car and the driver attempted to stop at the side of the road but could not do so because he was speeding.
“It had some cars been going across the [Vlissengen] road there [corner of Vlissengen and Shell road] and after the cars came to a dead stop, I passed and was driving slow. All I felt is something [hit] my right side, I started to wobble and when I…gain control… I stopped,” Brady told News Room.
He further noted that “this man knock me so hard, this man start [wobbling] on the side and went straight overboard.”
“For him to turn on his side and go overboard, he was speeding,” Brady added.
Brady said he then managed to get out of his car and jumped overboard to assist the passengers who were in the bus.
He noted that there were one child and two adults, including a pregnant woman in the minibus.
According to reports, the pregnant woman is a member of the Guyana Defence Force. The driver of the minibus was too shaken to speak to the media; he was subsequently escorted by the EMT team to the hospital. (Bibi Khatoon)