7 hospitalised after speeding driver swerves from cows, crashes into trench

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Seven persons are now hospitalised at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital in Region Six nursing various injuries after the car they were in crashed into a trench on the Edinburg Public Road, East Bank Berbice just after midnight on Tuesday.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the car, PFF 9548, was being driven by its owner, Sabitree Seecharan of Glasgow Housing Scheme, at a fast rate. She told the police that she saw two cows – about 50 feet north of her car – walking across the road from east to west.

The mangled car following the accident (Guyana Police Force photo/June 2, 2021)

According to her, she applied brakes and swerved west, and in doing so, she lost control of the vehicle, which ended up in a trench on the western side of the road.

The driver, along with the seven other occupants of the car all received injuries; they were removed from the vehicle in a conscious state by public-spirited citizens who took them to the New Amsterdam Hospital.

The mangled car following the accident (Guyana Police Force photo/June 2, 2021)

There, the driver was treated and sent away. Those hospitalised include Anthony Santus of Islington, East Bank Berbice (EBB; Martin Sookie of Edinburg, EBB; Anil Lowe of New Glasgow Housing Scheme; Nichlos Richards of Edinburg, EBB; Felicia Reynolds of Brothers Village, EBB; and  Shavina Davis of Edinburg.

The two female occupants were admitted to the female surgical ward suffering from head injuries and bruises on their bodies.  Their conditions are regarded as stable.

Police said the driver tested negative for alcohol in her system; she remains in custody pending charges.

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