An intoxicated 20-year-old resident of Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne (CWC) who struck down three sexagenarians about 17:10 hrs. on Friday at CWC and escaped, was shortly afterward arrested, the police said on Saturday. Enquiries disclosed that the victim George Beramsingh c/d Quarter, 66 years; Harrinarine Lakhan c/d Ranal, 60 years; and Vidyawattie Adhari c/d Granny, 60 years; all of CWC were sitting on a bridge rail situated about 20 feet off the public road at Deen’s Sawmill Access Road, when motor car PNN 7746, which was proceeding north along the western side of CWC Public Road, allegedly at a fast rate, attempted to turn east into the Access Road and in the process lost control of his vehicle and struck down the senior citizens, after which he locked his car and fled.
The trio who suffered multiple injuries to their lower limbs and body, were rushed to the Skeldon Hospital in a conscious state, and were transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where Beramsingh and Lakhan were admitted and Adhari treated and sent away, police said. Beramsingh’s left foot had to be amputated. A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and his alcohol level was above the legal limit. Investigations into the accident is ongoing.