The victims of the Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara accident are said to be recovering slowly with Marvin Wray now no longer dependent on a life support machine.
A group of five was on Sunday last involved in a smashup around 7:30 pm, leaving 27-year-old Wray, the driver, in a critical condition. His four passengers are said to be in a stable condition.
Injured were Wray’s sister Odess Baker, his girlfriend Faith Evelyn and two of his friends, Lancelott Rose and Andrew Watson.
When Stabroek News contacted a relative, it was revealed that Wray remains in an unconscious state though improvement is seen in his detachment from life support. It was further stated that Wray was observed moving his legs.
Wray has remained under ventilation to assist with breathing.
Baker was said to have regained consciousness but had to be sedated as she was required to rest. The injuries she sustained were not ascertained.
Meanwhile, Evelyn is said to be recovering well. She reportedly suffered a fractured spine, a broken arm and has only now regained feeling in her legs.
Ross and Watson were said to be doing well with one of them already discharged from the hospital. This paper was unable to confirm which one of the two was released.
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”.
The other driver escaped on foot after the accident. The relative indicated that he has since visited the Madewini Police Station but was unable to gather much information on the driver of the other vehicle. Both the vehicles are in the police compound.