Soesdyke accident: Driver critical, teen girls injured

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A trip to the creek on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway Monday night after curfew hours ended tragically when the 28-year-old driver crashed into a utility pole at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.

The accident occurred at approximately 20:00h – two hours after the curfew across the country took effect in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly new Coronavirus.

The driver, Christopher Nicholson is in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Eyewitnesses said he was speeding in motorcar HD 576 at the time of the accident.

The girls who were injured are ages 15 and 17 while another young man – 23-year-old Rondewl Black was also injured in the accident. The four victims were removed from the badly wrecked car by public-spirited persons who said they were all in swimsuits.

The friends are all from Sophia, Georgetown.

The 15-year-old was transferred to a private health facility where she is being treated for a fractured leg while the two others were treated and discharged from the hospital.

Police found boxes of food and alcohol inside the car.

Regional Commander Kurleigh Simon told the News Room that the car is in the custody of the Police as the investigations continue.

The Commander could not say if the victims will be charged for breaking the curfew measures.

He, however, noted that all creeks and resorts are being monitored to ensure no social activity takes place.

“When they recover, we have to start talk to the driver first and foremost to know exactly what is it they were doing on the road and why…from there, the investigation will go in different angles, but he can be charged for dangerous driving,” the Commander said.

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