East Bank accident leaves woman in critical condition- driver flees scene
Around 21:00 hrs Tuesday evening, an accident at the Farm village, East Bank Demerara left one woman suffering a fractured pelvis with internal bleeding while another sustained minor injuries about her body.
Reports are a route 42 minibus (BLL 1954) was heading to Georgetown when the driver stopped to collect three female passengers who were standing in the corner of the public road at the entrance to the Farm Masjid.
Carl Harlequin, the driver of the minibus, told Kaieteur News that his vehicle was empty save for the conductress, when the women signaled that they wished to travel in his minibus.
He explained that he stopped in the corner off of the public road while the passengers went into the vehicle. Shortly after he became aware of a dark grey pickup (GDD 8116) “on the inside of the road” slamming into the right side of his minibus.
Forty-nine year old Minoon Neisha, of Bagotstown, EBD was the passenger who was halfway inside of the vehicle when the pickup “undertook” the parked minibus.
Motor pickup (GDD 8116) then hit the woman, slammed into the door of the minibus and then crashed into a nearby lamp post on the public road.
The pickup was badly smashed at the front while the lamp post was tilted after the impact pushed the post out of its original position.
The conductress who was identified as Erica Alexander of Lot 12 Public Road Eccles, EBD, along with Neisha were both rushed to the East Bank Regional Hospital (Diamond Diagnostic Centre) for medical attention.
Kaieteur News understands that while attention was being placed on the occupants of the minibus, the driver of GDD 8116 fled the scene.
That person failed to assist the injured women as he made most of the situation since the area was dark and he escaped.
Alexander, the conductress, was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) late last evening after it was discovered that her pelvis was fractured and she was crying out for pain. Neisha was discharged from the Diamond Diagnostic Centre after receiving treatment for the injuries she sustained about her body.
Up to press time the driver of motor pickup (GDD 8116) had not been apprehended.