Oct 15, 2012 News
– drunk driver captured after fleeing scene
A well known retired midwife from Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara became the country’s latest road fatality victim after she was crushed by a truck driven by a drunken driver yesterday.
Fifty-nine year-old Vivienne Abrams died on her way to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after she was picked up in an unconscious condition.
She was reportedly struck down when the driver of the truck GHH 5153 overtook another truck along the railway embankment in the vicinity of Strathspey.
Police in a statement said that their investigations have so far revealed that around 11:00 hours, the driver of motor lorry GHH 5153 was overtaking motor lorry GFF 5112 and in the process struck down the nurse Abrams who was riding her bicycle in the opposite direction.
This newspaper understands that after running over Abrams, the driver of the truck sped away and was tracked down by the occupants of a car all the way to Melanie Damishana where he was eventually stopped.
The truck driver was subsequently handed over to the police.
News of Abrams’ death spread throughout her community as well as the neighbouring villages and all who knew her were plunged into a state of shock at the manner of her death.
Her son in law Hector Burnette told this newspaper that Abrams had returned from church and was heading to the home of a patient who she treated privately.
“She’s a retired nurse and she was going to do a dressing for somebody and this drunk driver hit her…a car man stop him,” Burnette said.
He said when he arrived at the scene, they had already taken Abrams to the hospital.
There are reports that the woman’s jewellery that she was wearing at the time of the accident were stolen.
Abrams who served as midwife at the Melanie Damishana health centre for a number of years was well respected by her entire community as well as many others from the surrounding villages who would have been in contact with her at the clinic.
Yesterday several persons converged at her home, with many describing her as one of the nicest and most helpful persons they would have met in their lifetime.
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