12 Jan

16 injured in Rupert Craig Highway accident

first_img…minibus driver criticalThe driver of a Route 44 (Georgetown-Mahaica) minibus is now critical, while his 15 passengers all sustained injuries after the minibus they were travelling in reportedly collided with a canter truck at the intersection of Sheriff Street and the Rupert Craig Highway.According to the conductor of the minibus, 26-year-old Ryan Meusa, they were approaching the traffic light at the intersection when a truck, which was allegedly coming at a fast pace in the opposite direction collided with the bus.Meusa said that the impact caused the minibus to topple several times before coming to a halt in a nearby drain.The mangled minibus after it was pulled from the accident siteHowever, Guyana Times was also told that the bus driver was reportedly speeding along Sheriff Street and tried to run the traffic light at the intersection.It was reported that one of the passengers was pinned under the bus and had to receive assistance while the driver of the minibus, identified as Eusus Gentle, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was reportedly picked up out of a nearby drain.The Hospital’s Public Relations Officer, Mitzy Campbell confirmed that there were no deaths and that some of the patients had to be transferred to the High Dependency Unit (HDU), since there were some reports of persons receiving broken bones and fractured limbs.last_img read more