Jan 11, 2009 News
Juan Valdares, 48, a carpenter of 169 Fourth Street, Alexander Village, is the latest hit-and-run victim. He is a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), having sustained a broken right arm and injuries to the face and head, as a result of the incident.
Speaking to the badly injured man yesterday afternoon, this newspaper learnt that, at around 03:00 hrs on Friday, he was walking along Saffon Street, Charlestown when the accident occurred.
Valdares said that he was heading home to Alexander Village and was walking on the parapet of the road when he was hit from behind by a vehicle. He said that before he ‘blacked out’ he barley caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a white car speeding away from the accident scene.
The man said that he was hurled some distance from where he was walking, and he lost consciousness. He woke up some time later in a pool of blood. He said that he noted that his right bicep was torn open and the bone was protruding.
The man said that he managed to make his way to a friend’s home in Hill Street, Albouystown, and the friend took him to the city hospital.
While he noted that no report has since been made to any police authorities, he added that none of his relatives are aware of the incident.
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