Two hospitalised after Issano accident

Two persons were air dashed to Georgetown when the pick-up utility vehicle they were travelling in ran off the road and ended up in a nearby trench.

The injured are James Gomes, 45, of East Canje, Corentyne, and the driver Owen Harry, 31, of Queenstown, Georgetown, are both patients in the Male Surgical Ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH).

Reports say that on January 9, five persons were travelling to a mining site at 70 miles, Issano Landing, when the vehicle lost control and ran off the road ending up in a nearby trench; seriously injuring only two persons.

When this paper visited the GPH, Gomes related that on the date mentioned about 10.30 hrs, he and three other passengers were in the vehicle when the driver Harry, missed a dangerous turn and ran off the road.

Gomes said after the accident the other three passengers were treated for minor injuries at the Issano health centre and sent away while he and Harry were brought to Georgetown for treatment.

Gomes sustained injuries to his upper chest and lower abdomen but still manages to walk. He said at the time of the accident he and others were heading into the interior for mining.

Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle was unable to speak to this publication due to the fact that he sustained neck injuries and was placed in neck and head cast.


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