10 injured in mini-bus, Rav 4 smash-up

Ten people were seriously injured when an out of control Rav 4 slammed into a Linden passenger mini bus, at Baima, Soesdyke/Linden Highway yesterday morning.

The Chronicle spoke to some of the injured passengers at the Georgetown Public Hospital
One of those seriously injured, front seat passenger Troy Kelan, 38, of 3 James Street, Albouystown, told the Chronicle that he was in the mini bus heading for the city when suddenly they saw a Rav 4 which was out of control rushing straight towards them.

The injured man said the driver tried to avoid the smashup but the Rav 4 slammed into the mini bus. The bus turned turtle and it turned turtle, and was all broken up..

He suffered injuries to his stomach.

Another seriously injured passenger , 52-year-old Shirley Fordyce, of Kara Kara, Industrial Site, relatives said the accident occurred at about 09:10 h.

Her daughter, who was at the Georgetown public Hospital (GPH), said her mother suffered a broken hip, arm, leg, head injuries and a deep gash on the forehead.

Another injured passenger, Shawn Sam, 38, of 26 Good Fortuin, West Bank Demerara, told this newspaper that he was sitting in the conductor seat at the time of the impact, and was pitched from the vehicle through the front windscreen and he landed several feet away.

He received injuires to his head and body.

Reports say that four of the five people in the Rav 4 were seriously injured, and also hospitalised.

Monday, November 21, 2005