A miner is hoping that he will be able to use his left foot as per normal again after it was run over by a Land Cruiser while he was making his way to a mining pit at Omai, Region 10.
Tony Daniels, 33, a father of one of Mabaruma, North West District, is currently hospitalized at the Georgetown Public Hospital Male Surgical Ward nursing an injured left foot. While the extent of his injuries is unknown he is expected to undergo an x-ray today.
Speaking to Stabroek News from his hospital bed yesterday Daniels said the incident occurred in Omai on Friday morning while he was making his way to work from the mining camp. The man who has been a miner for the past eight years explained that he had left the camp with two workmates and was heading to the mining pit when the Toyota Land Cruiser ran over his foot. He said the driver, who is known to him, paid no heed and did not even stop and render assistance.
According to Daniels, it was after he informed his workmates about the pain he was experiencing in his foot that they took him back to the camp before transporting him to the Linden Hospital. On Saturday morning he was transferred to the GPH.
Since the accident, Daniels is unable to move three of his toes, but he is hoping that after receiving medical treatment they would be normal again.
At the same time, he does not have any contact with his relatives who are unaware that he is currently hospitalized.