Man, 20, hospitalised after hit & run; mother wants justice   


A 20-year-old is hospitalised following a hit-and-run accident that occurred almost two weeks ago in the vicinity of Blygezight Gardens, Georgetown.

Abraham Guzman Mora sustained multiple injuries which require surgical procedures, one of which was done on Saturday at the Georgetown Public Hospital. This is according to his mother, Kenia Mora Garcia who told the News Room that her son and the other injured person were struck down by an alleged drunk driver.

Garcia said her son was at the time the pillion rider on a bicycle using the Railway Embankment road; the men were heading home after working a shift at a bar in the Giftland Mall on May 11. She explained that her son couldn’t get a taxi to head home, hence, he took the drop from a friend.

At about 6:00 hrs, the pair was hit from behind by a speeding car; it is alleged that the driver fled the scene. Public-spirited persons called an ambulance and persons who knew the men from work and were in the area, identified them.

“My son was admitted with a big injury on his head. Seven stitches, he uses steel at the hospital and he has to be operated. His left leg is broken, his femur bone is swollen,” Kenia said.

Abraham’s femur bone was broken due to the accident (Photo: Kenia Mora Garcia)

She added that she was at home waiting for her son to arrive when she received the call that he was involved in the accident. She went to the hospital, and there the driver, a woman of Brazilian nationality, eventually showed up and spoke to her. Garcia said the woman offered to compensate her but she refused to accept the money.

“I want justice for him. He is only 20 years old, it is an unexpected situation and unexpected damage.” The matter was reported to the Turkeyen Police Station.

Garcia explained that six years ago, she moved from Cuba to Guyana with her two sons; Abraham is the oldest. She said they underwent the naturalization process and are now Guyanese citizens.

“I feel frustrated, I feel the accident stopped our life, me and my son, he is only 20, he has too much plans for the future and now the type of recovery…that he can walk should be between nine or ten months.

“I feel frustrated, I feel blue and I am trying to be strong for him,” the distraught mother said.

She noted that her son worked at the bar to support her and he intended to pursue studies to become a laboratory technician.

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