Nick Omari Joseph, the young St Lucian national who sustained serious injuries following an accident yesterday afternoon at Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, is listed to be in a critical but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Joseph sustained a fractured skull and injury to his lung as a result of being submerged after being hit by an out-of-control car. Another scout who was also injured was treated at the hospital and sent away.
In a statement issued moments ago, the Scouts Association of Guyana said that it is in constant contact with Joseph’s parents on the matter; and his mother will be arriving in the country today.
Following is the full statement:
Following an accident on the afternoon of Tuesday July 26, in the vicinity of the Scout Association of Guyana’s (SAG) Headquarters, on Woolford Avenue, two visiting Cub Scouts from the island of St. Lucia were injured. The Cub Scouts were hit by an out-of-control car.
The injured Cub Scouts are eight year-old Nick Omari Joseph and nine year-old Darnell Matthews. The Cub Scouts were walking along Woolford Avenue with their Scout Leader when the accident occurred.
Nick Omari Joseph sustained serious injuries and is currently a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital. He sustained a fractured skull and injury to his lung as a result of being submerged after being hit by the vehicle.
Doctors were able to successfully seal the head injury overnight, and have reported that no internal bleeding occurred. His condition is listed as critical but stable.
Matthews received minor injuries and was treated and sent away on Tuesday.
The Scout Association of Guyana is in constant contact with the parents of the injured Cub Scouts and our thoughts and prayers remain with Nick Omari Joseph, as we look forward to a full and speedy recovery.
Joseph’s Mother will be arriving in Guyana today.
The Association would like to assure the parents and guardians of the one thousand Cub Scouts currently encamped in Woolford Avenue for the 14thCaribbean Cuboree; that all measures are being taken to ensure they remain safe. Counselling is also being provided to all who may have been traumatized by the tragic accident.