Injured is Akeshia Jackman of Eccles, East Bank Demerara.
The teen’s brother Akeem told reporters that his sister was halfway across the pedestrian crossing when was hit by the speeding vehicle with Licenses plate PMM 939.
“She was crossing on the pedestrian crossing and same time the vehicle was coming towards she and like he coming too fast to stop, by time he coulda brakes down he knock me sister straight to the hospital” the tearful brother said.
Meanwhile, the teen’s mother Althea Jackman was outraged as she claimed the police and hospital authorities are not telling her “anything” about the state of her child.
“She foot deh in a big big wood and deh gone, no body aint coming and tell me non (nothing)…the driver come just now with the police fuh she, he is the driver that knock down me child… no body aint coming and tell me nothing, deh gone deh way, no body aint asking or telling me nothing” the woman lamented as she broke down in tears.
Jackman received abrasions about her body, and is slipping in an out of consciousness.
There have been calls from all corners of society, including the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) for drivers to take utmost care on the roadways in face of the re-opening of schools countrywide.