Driver of vehicle PNN 2460, Marvin Wray, 27, of Lot 271 Beverly Close Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens, was up to press time in an unconscious state but relatives were hopeful after he began breathing on his own an hour after the accident.
Injured were Wray’s sister Odess Baker, his girlfriend Faith Evelyn and two of his friends, Lancelott Rose and Andrew Watson.
According to reports, the group had travelled to the Soesdyke Highway earlier that day to celebrate a friend’s birthday at the creek and was returning to Georgetown when the accident occurred.
According to a friend, it was a large group which travelled in separate vehicles. He explained that Wray drove ahead of the others who followed closely behind and saw when an “old car come out of a wedding house and mek a U-Turn in front of Marvin”.
Persons who gathered at the hospital said that Wray was pinned in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. During the exercise to free Wray, the driver of the other vehicle reportedly managed to escape on foot, leaving his car behind.
Wray was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was immediately hooked up to a life support machine. He was subsequently transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he received immediate attention at the Accident and Emergency Unit.
There, relatives were told that Wray had begun breathing on his own though he remained in a critical state. He reportedly suffered severe head injuries and both his hands were said to be broken.
Baker reportedly suffered back injuries while Evelyn’s hand was said to be broken as well. These two were later transferred to the GPH as well. Rose and Watson remained at the Diamond facility.