Police charge drivers in Homestretch collision
December 11, 2003
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The police yesterday arrested and charged both drivers involved in Tuesday night's Homestretch Avenue collision which resulted in injuries to 14 persons.
Up to yesterday afternoon the driver of minibus BHH 8323 named `Pavel' remained in custody while the driver of car PEE 4362, Michael Latchman, was released on station bail.
Meanwhile the whereabouts of the conductor was solved yesterday when he discharged himself from the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Gavin Williams had been admitted on the same night, unconscious, after being removed from the vehicle which was partly submerged in a trench in front of the GTV 11 studios. He had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
According to reports, both drivers had dangerous driving charges slapped on them among other charges as police continued their probe.
After colliding with the car, which was reportedly making a U-turn, the minibus careened towards the trench hitting an electricity pole and causing a power outage to the immediate vicinity including the GTV studios.
GPL workers replaced the damaged poles and restored power by yesterday afternoon.
Meanwhile three of the minibus passengers remained in hospital.
They are Iza Lynch, 79 of 3228 South Ruimveldt Park, June Ann Rodney, 38, of 3790 North Ruimveldt and five-year-old Travis Heyliger.
Up to late yesterday both vehicles remained in the compound of the East La Penitence Police Station.