Desmond Innis considers himself lucky to have
escaped with only minor injuries on Holy
Thursday night after crashing into a horse on
the main roadway in Diamond Housing Scheme, East
Harris told Kaieteur News that he was heading
into the community at around 20:00 hrs when the
horse suddenly ran into his path.
The impact shattered both windscreens, while
Innis had to be treated at the Diamond
Diagnostic Centre to remove a sliver of broken
glass from one of his eyes.
The horse was unhurt, and Innis later took the
animal, which is branded, to the Golden Grove
Police Station. Kaieteur News was unable to find
out whether the owner was located.
This was easier said than done, since the horse
initially refused to accompany him.
Despite several complaints to the authorities,
roaming cattle continue to be a nuisance in the
Grove/Diamond Housing schemes. Several drivers
have had their vehicles damaged after colliding
with the strays, and a motorcyclist was killed
in this manner some years ago.
Some residents have suggested that a section of
the large Golden Grove Police Station compound
could be used to impound the strays.