Family of injured couple bemoans lack of progress in crash probe

Family members of Afraz Sattaur and his common-law wife Razena Hassan, who were involved in a collision along the Mahaica, East Coast Demerara roadway on May 6, remain displeased with the lack of progress in the matter.

Sattaur and his wife along with eight passengers were in their Route 50 minibus travelling along the Mahaica old road when a speeding white car crashed into the bus.

As a result, the bus toppled into a nearby trench and Sattaur was pinned underneath it. He was later rushed to the Mahaicony Hospital then to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) where he discovered he had broken both legs, his right arm and his left elbow.

When Stabroek News visited Sattaur yesterday at the GPH he was still in considerable pain.

His sister-in-law revealed that surgery on his broken right leg had been cancelled as his injured left elbow has an infection. Family members fear that delaying the surgery adds the risk of the bones in his leg setting in the wrong position, which may cause problems later on.

Hassan, whose injuries included a collapsed left lung, loss of about 8 – 9 inches of her small intestine, a broken right foot and burns to both feet, is showing signs of improvement and is able to sit up.

Sometime on Tuesday, the doctors removed the clamps and stitches from Hassan’s stomach which were a result of the surgery that was done on her small intestine, which now allows her to sit up.

She is set to undergo surgery on her leg sometime today.

Although both Hassan and her husband have seen slight improvements, the family is not pleased with the way doctors at GPH are providing information as it relates to Sattaur.

The family is also still in the dark as regards the driver who hit Sattaur’s minibus and pleads for justice for them.

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