Jul 02, 2016 News
Thirty-year-old, Orin Caines of “B” Field Sophia, succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) minutes after he and other individual were rescued from a vehicle that ran into a Sophia Canal last evening.
According to reports, Caines and the driver, Dereck Wilson, 49 of Fourth Street, Alberttown, were proceeding east along Dennis Street, Sophia, when the driver swerved from an oncoming motorcycle.
Eyewitnesses recalled that this caused one of the car wheels to blow out, resulting in the car overturning into a nearby trench.
Wendell Duncan, who was heading home at the time, said that he saw several cars parked on the street, causing massive traffic congestion. He stopped to enquire what was causing this backup, only to notice that motor vehicle, PNN 6517, was almost submerged in the canal north of the street.
Duncan said that he immediately enquired if anyone was in the vehicle and bystanders responded in the affirmative.
“I jump in and couple other banna jump in with me and we pull out the driver first and when I pull out the other man, I see is me brethren,” the shivering Duncan said as he stood outside of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation last evening.
After I pull he out and put he on top, dem banna start do mouth-to- mouth (resuscitation) to bring he back and he was breathing and thing. I run call he mother and dem carry he and the driver to the hospital. I just come out from deh (hospital) and meh bretheren didn’t look too nice,” Duncan said.
Just as he was about to return into the Accident and Emergency (ER) area to check on his friend, he was stopped by an individual – presumably a hospital staff– who told him that his friend had died.
Duncan punched the hospital wall and hurried out of the compound.
Caines’ mother, who was also at the hospital, was too distraught to even identify herself to Kaieteur News reporters.
The police are investigating the incident.
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