Elderly couple hospitalised following accident at Lamaha St.

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By Kristen Macklingam

A man and his wife are now hospitalised after the vehicle which they were travelling in was slammed into by a minibus which was allegedly speeding late last night in the vicinity of the traffic lights at Camp and Lamaha Streets in Georgetown.

The accident occurred around 22:00 hrs when a route 42 minibus (BTT 2088) is alleged to have been speeding from the eastern direction on Lamaha Street as it approached the junction where the traffic lights are.

The mangled car in which the elderly couple were travelling. (Photo: Kristen Macklingham)
The mangled car which was involved in the accident (Photo: Kristen Macklingam)

According to an eyewitness, he saw the minibus coming from the popular 704 Sports Bar. He stated that the minibus then collided with the car, PNN 6766, which was coming from the northern direction on Camp Street (from the vicinity of Queens College) and was turning onto Lamaha Street.

Reports are that the impact from the accident caused the car to spin a few times before it eventually landed into a nearby trench, trapping the elderly couple.

However, public spirited persons rushed to the scene and managed to pull out the driver who was semi-conscious and his wife before the car became submerged.

They were rushed to a city hospital where they are receiving medical attention.

Meanwhile, the minibus skidded on the roadway and ended up slamming into a concrete post by the walk-way on Camp Street.

When INews arrived at the accident scene a tow-truck had arrived and was pulling the car out of the trench.

Police ranks were at the location conducting investigations and the driver of the minibus was taken into police custody.

It is unclear at this point in time how serious the elderly couple have been injured and whether or not the driver of the minibus was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

 

 

 

 

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