Driver avoids collision, ends up in trench

first_imgAn almost certain Caricom Day fatality was avoided when a motorist swerved from colliding with a young man on a bicycle, but ended up in the canal at Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara (WBD) on Monday.It was reported by eyewitnesses that at approximately 12:00h, a silver Toyota Spacio car was heading west along the main road when a cyclist came within close proximity of the vehicle. The driver, following his instincts, swerved from the cyclist, but lost control of the vehicle, which headed up the muddy bank only to end up in the trench running parallel to the road.“The entire area was very slippery due to heavy rainfall recently,” one passerby explained.The driver of the car escaped with minor injuries to his face and arms, but the damage to the car was extensive with the front half submerged.Public-spirited citizens rushed to the scene to assist the driver. They eventually stopped a Canter truck that was passing, to pull the vehicle out of the trench.It was reported that the cyclist did not stop to render any assistance, but instead rode away as if nothing had happened.Only three days ago, a driver lost control of a motor car which eventually plunged into the trench along Dennis Street, Sophia causing an occupant to lose his life.last_img