TWENTY-ONE persons were injured yesterday afternoon when a Number 50 mini-bus, plying the Georgetown-Rosignol route, and a car with a foreign licence plate collided on the East Coast Demerara main road.
CRASH: the bus and the car after the crash. (Quacy Sampson photos)
to press time, it was still unclear what caused the accident on the
desolated stretch of road.
injured, including six children, were taken to the Georgetown Public
Hospital in a Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) truck and were being
treated for cuts, bruises and broken limbs last night.
those injured were Varsha Moonsammy, Shivante, who was taken out of a
trench, Saisnarine Ramgobin, of Cotton Tree, Ayube Bacchus, Solachie
Mangru and Bharaj Moonsammy.
Ault, who was in another mini-bus heading for Georgetown when the accident
occurred, said he heard a crash and saw the bus hurtling in the air.
bus went up in the air and started spinning around; people and things
start pitching out before it fall back to the ground”, he said.
said that when the vehicle landed, the only person in the bus was the
driver slumped over in his seat and another person was under the vehicle.
others from the bus were scattered all about the road, he said. “All the
people went scatter on the road and in trenches and in trees.”
added that the silver coloured car bore a foreign number plate and two
persons were inside and the brown and white mini-bus had the name `Rush
truck driver Charles Jagan, who transported the injured in the company
truck GJJ 1110 to the hospital, said he was on his way home from work when
he saw the accident.
was then approached by Ault who asked him to transport the injured to the
hospital. Jagan said 20 persons were placed in the truck.
out that it took him just 45 minutes to reach the hospital, he added, “I
never drive so fast yet because people (were) just screaming.”
Sunday, January, 2006