Alleged drunk GGMC worker hits down nurse, drives away from scene

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By Leroy Smith

The alleged drunk GGMC Employee was caught after driving away from the scene of the accident. [iNews' Photo]
The alleged drunk GGMC Employee was caught after driving away from the scene of the accident. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A worker attached to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) is in custody at the Kitty Police Station after he struck down a nurse on Irving Street in Georgetown on Thursday evening (April 03).

The woman was identified as Odessa Laurie, while George is the only name given for the driver, who was allegedly highly intoxicated at the time of the accident.

The accident which was witnessed by an iNews Citizen Reporter, observed that the woman was proceeding North along Irving Street when she was hit from behind with the car.

The car (PMM 3173), which was being driven by the GGMC employee and which had another one of his colleagues seated in the front seat, slammed into the nurse and just proceeded along its way with both men failing to stop and render assistance to the woman.

The car was first spotted careening off the road onto the parapet in the vicinity of the Guyana Defense Force Base. With his inability to control the vehicle, he continued to swerve between the road and parapet eventually hitting the woman.

The alleged drunk GGMC Employee was caught after driving away from the scene of the accident. [iNews' Photo]
The alleged drunk GGMC Employee was caught after driving away from the scene of the accident. [iNews’ Photo]
The nurse was left on the road bleeding from a severe wound to the head and deep cuts to her side and other parts of the body. This iNews Citizen reporter and another motorist upon seeing what occurred raced behind the driver of the vehicle and cornered him at the junction of David and Alexander Streets Kitty where he was held until the police arrived.

When iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) visited the hospital last evening, the woman was being taken to have an X-ray done while she noted that she cannot remember what transpired.

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