Car ploughs into Agricola yard

-fence, stairway damaged

A mother is thanking her lucky stars that she called her daughter inside from playing on their front stairs, where a few seconds later a car crashed through their fence and into the same stairway damaging it.

Mother of the child, Amanda Wren  yesterday told Stabroek News, from their Lot 47 Public Road, Agricola home , that she was at home with her two other children ,watching television, as the six-year-old, Sonia Reid,  flew her kite on the platform of the front stairway. She said she called the child inside and a few seconds after felt a thud and the house shook.

Car meets stairs: Whoever heard of a car climbing a stairway? It sure seems that this was what this car was doing yesterday in Agricola.

She and children in tow rushed to the front window to ascertain the cause of the noise and shaking house only to see their stairway and fence damaged and the car, a Silver Honda PNN 8738, stuck at the bottom of the steps.

She said they then scampered downstairs as a female driver exited the car and her yard followed by a male passenger. Neither of the two said anything to her but then proceeded to stand at the curb of the road as they stared at the damage.

Eyewitnesses told this newspaper that the car was travelling north and  had stopped two houses before the Wrens’, at a vulcanizing and tyre shop, for air, when afterwards it  pulled off speeding, collided with taxi, HB 3390, before slamming into the Lot 47 Agricola property. No one suffered any visible injuries.

The female occupant of the vehicle gave a somewhat similar version except that she said that she was not the driver, her boyfriend was.

The taxi driver who only gave his name as Trevor, said that he was travelling north  in the outside lane, on his way to get his sister from church at Eccles, when he was hit by the car, sending him slamming into the concrete median which divides the four-lane roadway.

It was when he exited his vehicle that he noticed the car that hit him nestled in the yard of the Wrens.

Police arrived on the scene shortly after and took the driver of the taxi and the two occupants of the Honda to the Ruimveldt police station for questioning and statements.

Amanda Wren was also told to go to the station to give a statement but she said she is more concerned about who will fix the damage caused to her property.  She said “They are telling me to come down to give a statement but not a soul said anything about fixing here.

I need to know what is going to happen because this is Guyana and all everyone gives is a lot of promises, so I am going to ask.” (Marcelle Thomas)

More in Local News

default placeholder

Economy was sluggish through first half of year – GBTI Chairman

The economy was sluggish throughout the first of the year, according to the Chairman of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI), Robin Stoby.

The newly commissioned $26.5 million Student Loan Agency, located at the University of Guyana Turkeyen’s campus

UG loan defaulters face travel ban

Government yesterday outlined proposed measures to ensure that University of Guyana (UG) students repay their loans, including barring those with outstanding debts from leaving the country.

default placeholder

Sexually-abused girls, ages 13 to 15, largest group in children’s homes

Over the last ten years, the number of children in institutional care in Guyana has increased by almost 50%, with girls between the ages of 13 and 15, many of whom have been victims of sexual abuse, representing the largest single age group.

default placeholder

ExxonMobil seeking more acreage for oil search

American oil firm ExxonMobil is seeking to acquire more acreage offshore Guyana and a top executive has reiterated that the plan for production is “probably early into the next decade at this point.” In a quarterly earnings call with analysts yesterday, ExxonMobil’s Vice President, Investor Relations and Secretary Jeffrey J.

default placeholder

Troy records second quarter drop in gold production

Australian mining company Troy Resources Limited has produced 34,740 ounces of gold for the year up to the end of June at its Karouni gold project here and adverse weather conditions and teething problems at its mill are being blamed for hindering operations in the last quarter.

default placeholder

GGMC workers to get six weeks’ pay bonus for 2015

While they anticipate as much as a 25% increase in salary for 2016, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) workers yesterday welcomed an announcement by government of a one-off six weeks’ payout for last year.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: