St. John’s Antigua- The hit and run accident victim, injured in Tuesday afternoon’s incident, was yesterday discharged from Mount St John’s Medical Centre, to the surprise of her relatives.
The victim’s mother, whose name is withheld by request, said she did not expect such an early release given the severity of the injuries her daughter, Mellisa Phillip-Samuel, sustained.
Samuel is nursing a gaping wound to the head, a sprained left hand while the right side of her face was severely bruised.
The woman said Samuel had been complaining of excruciating headaches as well as back and neck pain.
“The pain is so much she could barely walk,” the woman said.
The accident victim was reportedly told to visit All Saints Clinic yesterday and to return to the medical centre for more x-rays today.
Samuel, 25, is a mother of two.
The Diamonds International employee had just left work when a motorcyclist struck her from behind while she was walking on Friendly Alley near the former Labour Department building.
Samuel was tossed into a concrete wall and landed on the sidewalk.
Having seen the woman bleeding on the road, the rider allegedly grabbed the cycle’s registration plate and fled the scene.
OBSERVER Media understands the owner of the RR 900 motorbike was taken into custody shortly after the incident but he was not the one riding at the time of the crash.
Reports indicate the rider took up the motorcycle without the owner’s permission.
Up to press time, the police’s Strategic Communications department did not have any information on whether the rider has yet been nabbed.