Five injured as cop crashes into four vehicles, utility pole


Police are investigating a serious accident, which has left five persons hospitalised after a police constable, who also operates a hire car, crashed into three motorcars and a minibus on the Rising Sun Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Wednesday morning.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that Police Constable, Odingo Hercules, 23, attached to the Cove and John Police Station, was speeding in PLL 5896 on the public road at around 09:50h.

At the time, 15-year-old Shania Giddings, a student of President’s College, was a passenger in the car; police said Hercules was driving behind minibus BYY 2757 and another motorcar, HC 7137.

According to the statement, Hercules attempted to overtake both vehicles when he collided with the car, causing it to hit the rear of the minibus.

Kellon James’ car at the scene

As a result, Hercules veered and further collided with two other motorcars –HB 6383 and PYY 9093 –after which he lost control and collided into a utility pole on the southern parapet.

As a result of the collision, the cop, the student, the driver of HC 7137, Kellon James and his two passengers – 52-year-old Rebecca Crossman and 27-year-old Thandie Crossman – received injuries about their bodies.

They were picked up in a conscious state and taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital by public-spirited persons. They were later transferred to the New Amsterdam public hospital for further treatment.

Police said Hercules suffered a fractured right foot while the teen suffered a fractured right arm; James was admitted for observation but the Crossmans suffered fractured hips.

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