Three hurt in Harlem accident

An accident along the Harlem Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Thursday evening has left three persons injured.

Currently in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) is police constable Marlon Richards, 20, of Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), whilst police officer Paulette Peters, who is attached to the Lenora Police Station, is being treated for a broken leg. The other victim, Richard McBeth, of Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara (EBD) has since been discharged

Motor car PJJ 491 parked along the Harlem Public Road, where the accident occurred.
Motor car PJJ 491 parked along the Harlem Public Road, where the accident occurred.

According to reports, the three had been drinking prior to departing for Crane, WCD in motor car PJJ 491, driven by Richards, who lost control of the vehicle and collided with a minibus heading in the opposite direction. They were transported by a passing truck to the West Demerara Regional Hospital before being transferred to the GPH.

Speaking to Stabroek News from her hospital bed yesterday, Peters only recalled being invited, by one of the two other victims, to join them for a few drinks and the subsequent drive to Crane prior to the accident.

Efforts to contact Richards’ relatives have proved futile.

When this newspaper visited the scene yesterday the wrecked car was still parked along the Harlem Public Road.

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