By: Shemar Alleyne
A mother of five and a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is currently battling for her life at the Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation (GPHC) after she was struck down by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident on Monday.
The injured woman has been identified as 29-year-old Michell Andries of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The incident occurred at about 21:00hrs on the day in question along the Soesdyke Public Road, EBD.
The woman’s distraught mother, Natasha Williams, explained that her daughter went to Soesdyke, to buy groceries for her children when she met with the tragic incident.
“She left to go Soesdyke to buy somethings for her children because she has five children, and I was told that she reached in the accident same time,” the devastated mother recalled.
She relayed that after visiting the Madewini Outpost, she was informed that her daughter was picked up in an unconscious stated and rushed to the GPHC.
“I made contact with the police when I went to the station; the police told me that they carried her to hospital, but they are awaiting on till she is recovered before taking any statement and so on,” Natasha explained.
“But on to now, the police did not tell us anything, and the person that knock her down, they said that he ran away, but on to now, the police haven’t told us anything. The car that hit her and was impounded, and then the owner collected the car from the station.”
According to the aggrieved mother, the future is looking very bleak, given that her daughter was the sole breadwinner of the family.
“She actually is the sole breadwinner, but the father would help in-between. She is in the hospital, her left side legs break up, her hip break, and the shoulder fractured,” the mother said as she broke down in tears.
To this end, she is calling on the Police Force to do a thorough investigation and swiftly bring the driver of the motor car that struck her daughter down to justice.
This publication reached out to the Regional Police Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden Isles, who was unable to provide any information related to the accident.