- family rejects $ 200,000 compensation
Attorney- at- law James Bond, the defeated People’s National Congress Reform ( PNC) presidential candidate hopeful, allegedly struck down a trainee nurse attached to the Georgetown School of Nursing while his CBR motorcycle was overtaking another vehicle on Main Street, Georgetown in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Sonia Stanley, 22, formerly of Moruca village in Region One, who now resides with her husband at Industry, East Coast Demerara, is presently in an unconscious state in the Intensive Care Unit of the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, nursing a suspected broken pelvic bone and head injuries, and bleeding internally from injuries sustained in that encounter.
Media reports indicate that the incident occurred at about 01: 30h in the vicinity of Mojo’s Night Club whilst the young woman and her husband were walking on Main Street.
It is alleged that Bond’s CBR motorcycle suddenly emerged from behind a car at a fast rate and rocketed into the nurse.
The young woman was immediately taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, and later to the St Joseph Mercy Hospital, where she is currently a patient.
Bond turned up with a police officer at the St Joseph Mercy Hospital at about 03: 00h and offered Stanley’s family $ 200,000 as compensation, but the family declined the offer.
The lawyer reportedly left the hospital in an angry mood.
At about 05: 00h on Sunday morning, the police turned up at the hospital to take a statement from the injured Stanley, and was told by her relatives that she was still unconscious.
The police, however, told the family that Bond’s statement indicated that Stanley was walking in the middle of the road, and although he was riding slowly, he could not avoid hitting her.
Attempts to make contact with Bond proved futile.
Zola Stanley, sister of the injured woman, explained that her sister and other relatives were at the Amerindian Heritage Village in Sophia, after which they went o Mojo’s Night Club, where some Amerindian artistes were slated to perform. After a while, her sister and husband left the club; and as they were walking on Main Street, the lawyer’s CBR suddenly overtook a vehicle with speed and “ pelted” her sister off her feet.
Zola confirmed that the lawyer had offered the family $ 200,000 as compensation.
Zola highlighted that her sister had left Moruca a number of years ago and was living on the East Coast of Demerara, from where she recently started her nursing career. Zola disclosed that the family is hoping for the best, and will continue to pray for her sister’s speedy recovery.