Sep 19, 2011 News
Doctors were yesterday trying to save the left leg of a 48-year-old pedestrian, who was hit by a speeding sand truck near his home at Friendship, East Bank Demerara.
The victim, Trevor Melville, has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Melville’s daughter, Jessica Melville, said she was standing on her step watching her father cross the road when the truck “appeared from nowhere” and struck him down.
Jessica emphasized that the driver and his female passenger stepped out of the truck and started quarrelling with a pedestrian who voiced his concerns about the accident. She recalled that the woman started shouting “he shoulda dead, he wan drunk man’.
However, Jessica claimed that her father was not intoxicated.
Jessica related that the truck driver left her father on the roadway
And the family was forced to pay a taxi $6,000 to take her dad to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, East Bank Demerara.
According to Melville’s sister, Doreen James, when Melville arrived at the hospital it was discovered that his left foot was badly broken and he was given saline.
However, the family was informed that the hospital cannot treat him further. As such he was transferred to GPHC.
He was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit before being admitted to the ICU..
James noted that the police are investigating the matter and the family will pursue the case until justice is served.
It was related that this is not the first time Melville fell prey to a road accident. However, the previous case the perpetrators walked free and the family vowed that that will not recur.
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