A Demerara Bank security guard is in hospital after being involved in an accident Tuesday on the public road in village number 63, Corentyne, Berbice.
Police revealed yesterday that the driver and owner of the car, PJJ 8191, who is currently in New Amsterdam Public Hospital following the crash, has been identified as Keith Griffith, 61, father of three children from Tarlogie Farm, Corentyne, Berbice. The driver of the truck, GHH 1566, which collided with the car was identified as Zameer Khan.
The report says the accident happened at 6:10 p.m. at village number 63, Corentyne, when the driver of the truck, with three passengers, was heading south along the eastern taxiway at high speed and lost control while negotiating a right turn. bend in the road. It was reported that the driver of the truck swerved west and collided with the automobile driven by Griffith heading north along the western taxiway at normal speed.
According to police investigations, the collision caused the car to spin once and it remained facing south. The truck continued south and collided with a concrete culvert, then ended up in a trench on the west side of the road. The driver of the car sustained multiple injuries and both vehicles were damaged as a result of the accident.
Griffith was assisted by welfare-conscious citizens who pulled him out of the vehicle in a semi-conscious state. He was rushed to Skeldon Public Hospital where he was examined by a doctor who treated him before being transferred to New Amsterdam Public Hospital. He was admitted to the accident and emergency department and is said to be in stable condition.
Police said Griffith could not provide a breath sample for a breathalyzer test, but Khan, who is currently in custody, was given a zero breathalyzer test. In addition, Khan has been indicted and continues to assist the police in their investigations.
The injured man’s wife, Debra Griffith, told this newspaper her husband was coming home from work when he was hit by the truck.
According to Ms Griffith, her husband appears to be recovering from his injuries. She revealed he suffered from internal injuries and had surgery on Tuesday night.