Nov 13, 2014 News
By Jacquey Bourne
Six people including a three year-old were injured when a tractor and trailer crashed into a minibus heading to Linden Wednesday morning around 07:00 hrs.
Injured are Tenisha Rogers, 19, of Kwakwani Water Front, Lamp Island and an employee of Upper Berbice Forest Producers’ Association; her nephew Jaden Lambert, 3, nursery school students; driver of the minibus Rondell Callender aka Buckman, 34; Brentnol Sampson, 60, Phillip Leacock, 49; and Moses Forde, 31.
Quasi Bethune, another Kwakwani bus driver, said that Callender aka ‘Buckman’ crossed his path. He was two bus lengths behind when he got a call saying “Buckman crash up”.
“No, Buckman cross in front of me; he can’t crash. But when I pull up de tractor dead, dead wrong. Me friend had no space to escape, gully on both sides de tractor in front de bus.
“I tek out me seats and put mattress and bring out me friend. I didn’t want nobody to bring he out, cause de ambulance in no condition to bring them. Ituni hospital ain’t got nothing, no drugs.
“De nurses at Kwakwani hospital had to come with their ambulance and bring saline, injection and other drugs for them to come down. De government got to look into that.”
Brentnol Sampson who was sitting in the front seat of the minibus said, the tractor was coming around a blind turn in the wrong lane and the driver did not apply brakes. He said that the driver of the minibus tried his best.
According to eyewitnesses the driver of the tractor ran away and when the driver of the Kwakwani minibus went in search of him, he was attacked by some Ituni residents in the presence of Police officers who did nothing to prevent the attack.
Sampson suffered a gash to his forehead and other injuries; Forde suffered a broken left arm, Rogers couldn’t speak but was visibly in pain; her nephew hit his head but was treated and sent away; while the driver, Callender, was hospitalized.
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