Cancer sur­vivor, 76, hit by car dur­ing trip home from aware­ness event

Stabroek News Sunday - - REGIONAL NEWS -

A 76-year-old cancer sur­vivor is cur­rently hos­pi­talised af­ter she was al­legedly struck down by a driver on Fri­day af­ter­noon while re­turn­ing home from a cancer aware­ness event.

Bibi Amina Has­san, of Lot 10 Bagot­stown, East Bank of De­mer­ara, who sus­tained in­juries to her head and limbs, is cur­rently ad­mit­ted as a pa­tient in the Fe­male Sur­gi­cal Ward of the Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal (GPH). Her con­di­tion is listed as sta­ble.

Sun­day Stabroek un­der­stands that the ac­ci­dent oc­curred around 1.30 pm on Fri­day while Amina was cross­ing the Bagot­stown Pub­lic Road to make her way home.

Her daugh­ter, Bibi Saeedah Ahk­tar Has­san, re­lated to this news­pa­per that they both at­tended a Breast Cancer Aware­ness fo­rum at Eth­nic Re­la­tions Com­mis­sion ear­lier in the day.

She said Amina and an­other in­di­vid­ual, who are both cancer sur­vivors, had to speak at the event.

After­ward, her mother went to the Stabroek Mar­ket to pur­chase a few items. “By time I reach back to my of­fice at Sher­iff Street, like an hour af­ter, I got a phone call from my sis­ter say­ing that how some­body call and say that how mommy geh knock down right by Bagot­stown there,” the daugh­ter said.

She said af­ter that call ended, she re­ceived an­other, this time from se­cu­rity of­fi­cials at the Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal. “They said my mother gave them my num­ber to call and that they got my mom purse and so if I can come down [to the hos­pi­tal],” she re­called.

Saeedah said upon ar­rival at the hos­pi­tal, she saw her mother, who was bleed­ing from her head. She also had cuts to her hands and feet.

A bone in her left foot is frac­tured. “She got a re­ally hard hit. The head in­juries was not se­ri­ous, thank­fully, but right now she can’t walk and so,” Saeedah said.

The driver, she said, had ini­tially claimed that Amina was in the wrong but he was taken into cus­tody af­ter sur­veil­lance footage from nearby showed oth­er­wise.

In­jured: Bibi Amina Has­san

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