Speeding driver hits holidaying French teen at Wales

first_imgA visiting French 14-year-old girl is now hospitalised after a motor car reportedly struck her while she was walking along the Wales, West Bank Demerara Public Road on Saturday.The vising child has been identified as Trista Bernard.While information remains sketchy, Guyana Times understands that the teenager and her immediate family members were visiting relatives in the Wales area and were in the process of crossing the public road when a reportedly speeding driver operating a ‘silver car’ hit her.Her mother was said to have witnessed the entire ordeal. According to eyewitness reports, the girl was tossed into the air for a few seconds, but was spared from hitting the road as she ended up on a heap of sand that was near the road’s shoulders.This publication understands that she was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH). The teen suffered lacerations to her body, especially to her legs.It was also related that moments after the accident, a Police rank was present at the scene, as he was driving a vehicle in the same direction when the accident occurred.Reports are that the driver, who was identified as a Wales resident, was taken into custody and later transported to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, where he remains in custody. The Police have confirmed that an investigation was launched into the accident.The teen remains in hospital, but is said to be in stable condition.last_img read more