By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Police Constable assigned to the Commander of ‘D’ Division is under close arrest after he struck down a female student as she was using a pedestrian crossing on Monday, September 14, 2015 at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara.
iNews was informed that the student, who received several lacerations to the body including her head, is now a patient at a Public Hospital.
Eyewitnesses told iNews that the Police Constable was returning to the Office from a fuel station with the police siren on full blast; it is alleged that he was speeding at the time.
iNews understands that the Commander, Steven Mansell was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident but was at his office at the Leonora Police Station.
Commander Mansell told iNews that there was no need for the rank to be speeding or using the siren, since there was no pending assignment or emergency.
The Commander further told iNews that persons on the scene alleged that the Police Constable overtook a line of vehicles when the accident occurred. He promised that the investigation, which is already in progress, will be concluded shortly.
The Commander also met with relatives of the injured student and committed to assisting the family in whatever way they can.