A speeding route 32 minibus is now being blamed for the injuries sustained by three young children, in addition to the damages inflicted on three other motor vehicles, during an accident on Tuesday morning, in the vicinity of Kastev, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara.
The injured children are said to be between the ages of 6 to 8. They were among the occupants in the route 32 minibus- BRR1278- which was heading to Parika, on the East Bank of Essequibo.
Based on information received from eyewitnesses at the scene, the four vehicle collision occurred at about 09:00hrs.
The minibus driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle after he was allegedly driving above the speed limit- and slammed into a silver Toyota Runx- HC4537- which was on the southern side of the road, attempting to make a U-turn.
This resulted in the hire car colliding with a canter truck- GMM5017- and a parked Toyota Spacio- HC1607- before coming to a halt in a nearby drain.
At the scene, the sounds of screams were heard coming from a female within the minibus following the accident.
She was later identified as the mother of the three injured siblings, who were seen bleeding profusely from their heads.
The injured persons were aided by public spirited persons who rushed them to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, before they were subsequently transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital for treatment.
Moreover, other persons at the scene were seen making multiple attempts to have the driver of the minibus extracted from the front seat, as his feet appeared to have been crushed with the vehicle’s mangled front.
Furthermore, the driver of the silver Runx was reportedly unlicenced when approached by traffic ranks after the accident.
Investigations are currently ongoing.