Several persons sustained mostly minor injuries yesterday in two separate accidents on the East Coast and West Bank of Demerara.
The first accident occurred some time around 10.30 am, and involved S Dhaas, 54, and his boss Neil Bhir. According to Dhaas, he and his boss were in a minibus on the East Bank road, when the incident occurred. He said he could not remember what happened or at what point on the Bank they were at the time of the accident, but he sustained injuries to the head, a punctured right cheek and right arm, and injuries to his right shoulder. His boss was taken into the Accident and Emergency Unit and his condition was listed as stable.
The second accident took place some time between 10 and 11 am in the vicinity of Foulis and Paradise, East Coast Demerara. According to Joseph Nelson, 40, he along with his colleague Arlington Luke Junior (the driver) and the latter’s boss Mark Parsram were on their way to Georgetown in a van when the accident occurred. Nelson related that he was sitting behind the driver’s seat reading a newspaper, when “I jus feel a sway and the bus start to topple.” The man said that it was only afterwards when he had exited the vehicle that he realized that they had collided with a minibus headed in the opposite direction.
Parsram, a GuySuCo worker, related that he and his employee were on their way down to Georgetown from Drill, Mahaicony transporting fuel. They had picked up Nelson on the way down. Parsram who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the van said that he was on his phone texting, and as such he did not know “who hit who” in the accident. Both men said they had no idea what speed Luke was going at.
Both he and Nelson sustained minor abrasions and were treated and sent away. Luke on the other hand was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital and up to press time was listed as being in a stable condition. He sustained injuries to the head, neck, and arm.