Four rescued by firefighters after car crashes into trench


Firefighters on Wednesday morning rescued four persons who were trapped inside a car that crashed into a trench at Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown.

A press release from the Guyana Fire Service noted that the ranks of the Central Fire Station and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and extricated the occupants, including the owner and driver of the car (PSS 624), 25-year-old Matthew Clarke of Dazzle Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara.

The Fire Service said the car was stuck in the trench.

Those persons were successfully rescued and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital by an ambulance and Emergency Medical Technicians.

“Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Robeson Benn who was on the scene said he was pleased with the diligent efforts made by Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and Police in extricating and transporting the injured persons to the hospital,” the press release said.

One of the four persons injured.

The Guyana Fire Service is appealing to citizens to be cautious on the roadways.

“Speeding continues to be one of the leading causes of accidents, some of which claimed the lives of both young and old.

“Citizens are therefore urged to buckle up, slow down and adhere to the traffic laws in place to ensure safety on the roadways.”


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