11-year-old hospitalised following Durban Street accident
An accident which occurred at around noon on Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge on Wednesday last has left an 11-year-old girl nursing severe wounds at the Children’s Ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Jenelle Hoosein was reportedly hit by a speeding minibus at approximately 15:00 hours that day while she was attempting to cross the public road. Hoosein sustained injuries to the head, hip and collar bone. She received several lacerations and abrasions on other parts of her body.
The girl’s father, Dexter Hoosein, told Kaieteur News that his daughter was returning home from a nearby shop when the accident occurred.
The man, who is employed as a mason, said that he was at work when he received the dreaded news. He explained that his two children were left in the care of their stepmother.
Reports are that the driver of the minibus failed to render assistance to the injured child after the accident.
However, he was apprehended by the police some time after the accident while attempting to flee the scene.
Relatives say that it is a norm for the minibus operators to drive at an unusual speed during the rush hour.
According to one relative, investigating ranks are not in contact with the family and as such they cannot determine whether the driver will be brought to justice.
The girl’s father said that he is awaiting new test results to ascertain the extent of his daughter’s injuries since “she has not shown signs of improvement since the accident”.
The aggrieved Hoosein said that his daughter had recently written the National Grade Six Examination. He lamented, “She ain’t even get to see she new School yet.”