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.

More in Local News


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.

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

Most Read This Week

  1. Fast food lovers inside KFC yesterday

    KFC back in business

  2. Back in court: In this Keno George composite photo, Barry Dataram (left) and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine at court yesterday to answer three charges including fleeing the jurisdiction.

    Dataram to serve eight years in jail after guilty plea to new charges

  3. Ameer Abdool Subrati

    Man dies after bandits target overseas-based couple at Herstelling

  4. Updated: Man dies after bandits attack overseas-based Guyanese at Herstelling

  5. Barry Dataram

    Datarams getaway passports had been issued to other people

  6. The building housing the home and grocery

    Bandits invade Alness businessman’s house, shots fired

  7. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Crime has never been this bad – Jagdeo

  8. Alimudeen Gobin’s demolished house

    Violent storm lashes No. 19 Village

  9. The ganja found in Prashad Nagar (Police photo)

    Police find 52 lbs of ganja in Prashad Nagar house

Recommended For You