Fish vendor critical after city accident

A 50-year-old fish vendor is in a critical condition following an early morning accident at Princes and High streets.

Nirmala Sugrim is in an unconscious state at the Georgetown Hospital.

At the time of the accident she was heading to the Stabroek Market where she plies her trade.

This newspaper was told that the mother of two has lost a lot of blood. She is bleeding internally and has serious injuries to her head and back.

According to eyewitnesses  the car that the woman was in was travelling on Princes Street and had crossed High Street when it was hit by a Route 31 minibus. The car which was transporting Sugrim and a female driver ended up in the trench. Rescuers spent some time trying to free the women. Sugrim was rushed to Georgetown Hospital while the driver was taken to a private hospital with injuries to her neck.

The driver of the bus sustained wounds to the head.

Police have launched an investigation into this latest accident.

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