Driver suffers asthma attack while crossing Berbice Bridge, crashes into barricade


A driver, who police said suffered an asthma attack, crashed into the steel barricade on the northern side of the Berbice River Bridge just before midnight on Monday.

Police said motor pickup #GSS 1770 was being driven by Mahamood Hussain; he had with him 28-year-old Safiya Hussain, 56-year-old Basmattie Toolsie, and a third-grade student, all of High Reef Albion Estate Corentyne, Berbice.

Police said the driver was proceeding along the Berbice River Bridge about 30 KMPH when he suffered the attack and lost control of the vehicle and collided with the barricade.

The driver was taken to New Amsterdam Public Hospital by a passerby where he was treated for minor injuries about the body and later discharged.

During an asthma attack, also called an asthma exacerbation, the airways become swollen and inflamed. The muscles around the airways contract and the airways produce extra mucus, causing the breathing (bronchial) tubes to narrow. During an attack, you may cough, wheeze and have trouble breathing.

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