– driver flees after leaving victims at hospital
Police were last night trying to locate the driver of a pickup who left two children badly injured after hitting the siblings and their mother on Mandela Avenue at around 20:15 hrs.
The children Latifa Rodney four, and her brother, one-year-old Osondo Rodney, reportedly sustained head injuries and were still unconscious at press time.
Their mother, 24-year-old Latoya Rodney of Tucville, sustained lacerations to the body and bruises to the back of the head.
She was treated at the Georgetown Hospital but was not hospitalised.
Rodney, a vendor, told Kaieteur News that the accident occurred shortly after they had left a relative’s home in North Ruimveldt.
According to Rodney, they were standing on Mandela Avenue the Go-Slow Avenue junction when the driver of a pickup attempted to overtake another vehicle.
However, the pickup driver lost control and struck them.
The mother alleged that the driver placed them in his pickup, which had about three other passengers and took them to the GPHC. Along the journey, he reportedly even allowed Ms. Rodney to contact her relatives on his mobile phone.
He allegedly parked his pickup a short distance from the hospital and then took the unconscious children to the Accident and Emergency Unit.
Kaieteur News was told that the driver failed to inform the hospital staff that he had struck down Rodney and her children.
After taking the children to the Emergency unit, the man reportedly departed, after reportedly telling hospital staff that he was going to look for the driver.
Kaieteur News understands that police have the driver’s licence number.
Ms. Rodney said that she also lost a bag containing about $30,000 and other items.
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