Two discharged, two still critical after Pomeroon crash

Two persons were yesterday discharged from hospital, while two remain in a critical condition, following Friday’s vehicular collision in the vicinity of Middlesex, Pomeroon and the subsequent hospitalization of the eight persons involved.

Basmattie Bissoon and her sister Nandranie Persaud, according to their sister-in-law Pam, are still in a critical condition, the latter more serious than the former, at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Suddie Hospital respectively. The woman related that while Bissoon, who has regained consciousness, is unable to speak as a result of her jaw being dislocated from the accident, she is able to recognize her relatives and move around in her hospital bed.

Persaud on the other hand, Pam related, travels in an out of consciousness, and when conscious she is at times delirious. The woman’s nephew Anand Bissoon said that his aunt’s condition seems to be deteriorating, as when she first arrived at the hospital she was able to move around a little but now she can’t.

Both women sustained head injuries as a result of the accident, and a further x-ray examination performed on Persaud yesterday revealed that, like Bissoon, she sustained a fracture to the face.

Anand said the staff at Suddie Hospital is currently contemplating transferring Persaud to the GPH, a decision with which her family is in favour.  Meanwhile, Bisnauth, the driver of the van that was transporting Bissoon and her relatives, and Bissoon’s sister Maharanie Persaud, have since been discharged from the Suddie Hospital, given that they sustained only minor injuries.

Still in the said hospital, and said to be improving, are 3-year-old Sunisha Narine, Nandranie’s daughter-in-law Suzie, and the 17-year-old driver of the car that slammed into the van.

Around 5.30 pm Friday last, Bissoon and her relatives were in their white van on the way home from the Anna Regina market, when a green car slammed into their vehicle.

Investigations are continuing into the matter.

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