St Lucian Scouts injured in Woolford Ave accident

first_img…in Guyana for 14th Caribbean CuboreeA young St Lucian boy is now critical and another hospitalised after a car ran into them outside of the Scout Association of Guyana building on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown.The injured children were identified as eight-year-old Nick Omarie Joseph and nine-year-old Darnell Matthews. They are St Lucian scouts who are in Guyana for the 14th Caribbean Cuboree.The accident occurred sometime around 12:10h on Tuesday. According to reports gathered at the scene, the two boys were walking along the Avenue, under the guidance of a St Lucian adult, heading towards the ScoutThe driver of the motor car (in pink) at the scene along with investigators after hitting two St Lucian boysAssociation building when a motor car with registration number PSS 1236 ran into them.Eyewitnesses claimed that the woman driver had gone to a nearby school for registration but was refused entry because she was wearing armless clothing. This apparently enraged the woman who then stormed out of the school compound and subsequently drove off in a reckless manner.Witnesses further claimed that the woman was heading West along the Avenue and when in the vicinity of the Scouts Association Building; where scores of children are camping out; she hit the two boys pinning Joseph in a nearby drain for almost five minutes.   The lad was immediately rescued by persons in the area and he along with Matthews, were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they have been admitted for treatment.Joseph is said to be in a critical condition having sustained serious head injuries. A CT scan was conducted on the eight-year-old and at the time when Guyana Times contacted hospital officials around the afternoon visiting hour, he had been taken into theatre.Matthews, on the other hand, was listed as stable but remains hospitalised for observation. This newspaper was told he sustained spinal injuries but they are not life-threatening.Meanwhile, Police in a statement late on Tuesday said “investigations revealed that the driver parked her vehicle in front of the North Georgetown Primary School, in Woolford Avenue, went into the school to do registration but was refused entry because of her mode of dress. As a result she became annoyed and drove out of the Avenue, in the process, the vehicle struck down the two children.”The woman was taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigation.last_img read more