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Businesswoman Crysande Hochst
saw her life flash before her eyes on
Monday when she walked into a "glass
wall" at the Arima outlet of a mobile
provider and almost had her jugular
Bleeding and feeling faint Hochst was
turned away by taxi drivers who did not
want blood in their cars as she tried to get
She, however, was helped by "two angels
on Earth" and eventually surprised by great
service at the Arima Health Facility.
Hochst received 24 stitches in total.
Despite her ordeal Hochst said the kind-
ness of the good Samaritans and the pro-
fessionalism of the medical staff has given
her "hope" in this country again.
She is now calling on the mobile provider
to ensure Occupational Health and Safety
measures are put in place to ensure that
there is not a repeat of this incident as it
may prove fatal for another.
The Sunday Guardian spoke to Hochst
about the situation. On Monday Hochst,
41, went to the mobile outlet to purchase
a SIM card for an employee.
"I was putting a receipt into my bag. I was
walking briskly but I was not running out
of the store. I was putting the things into
my bag and I bounced into the glass and the
entire glass just started to fall," Hochst said.
"When you look at the injuries you would
see I was just taking a step forward. If I had
run into the glass I would have protected
my face or something but it (the glass) just
fell," she said.
Hochst suffered a gash to her jaw as well
as cuts to her arm and leg.
"I just stood totally still. I was just in
shock which is a good thing because the
laceration to my jaw, if you see how close it
is to my jugular, if I had moved or looked up
I would have been dead today," Hochst said.
Hochst said she stood still until the glass
One of the female customers inside the
cellphone outlet ran to help Hochst.
The customer bought gauze to apply to the
cuts to Hochst's face which was "bleeding
Hochst claimed the employees at the
cellphone outlet did not have any first aid
kit to assist.
The cashier at the cellphone outlet tried
to call the emergency services.
"It was just pandemonium," Hochst said.
The female customer also called Hochst's
"I realised that no ambulance was coming
and I started to feel like I was going to pass
out," Hochst said.
Hochst said she opted to try to get to a
nearby private medical clinic.
"I know I was losing too much blood be-
cause I started to feel really faint so I said
before I pass out let me try and do something
because nothing was happening in the store
and a crowd gathered outside," she said.
Hochst said a man named Caleb who was
passing by came to her assistance and tried
private medical clinic.
However, no taxi driver wanted her inside
their car because she was bleeding, Hochst
"Fortunately I had my car parked on the
next street so I asked the guy who was help-
ing me to walk me there and he walked with
me," Hochst said.
Caleb, however, did not have his driver's
licence so Hochst had to drive herself to the
private medical clinic.
Hochst's sister met her there.
Businesswoman Crysande Hochst almost
had her jugular vein slit when she walked
into a "glass wall" at the Arima outlet of a
mobile provider. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Crysande's life flashes before
her as she walks into glass wall
...praises good samaritan, Arima hospital staff
The on-duty doctor was busy with another patient,
Hochst's sister told her they had to go to the Arima
"I told her no I will stay here because I really am
afraid of the public hospital, but she said no and in-
sisted that we go," Hochst said.
"When I went there they attended to me one time
because the way I was looking it looked like multiple
stab wounds. I have to give them kudos for that, I
was really surprised because I heard stories that you
go there and they have you waiting three hours but
in this case they dealt with me right away. It was a
nurse and two doctors and they were very, very kind
to me," she said.
Hochst heaped praises on doctors Surii and Lutch-
medial as well as nurse Bethelmy at the Arima Health
Facility for their "empathy"
"They comforted me because I was very traumatised
to get cut on my face because I model and I was really
crying," she said.
Hochst has a familiar face.
It can be found on the advertisement for her com-
pany, Crysande's Spa and Makeup Studio, Arouca, as
well as on the packaging of various beauty products
currently being sold.
Hochst has been in contact with the owner of the
franchise for the mobile provider.
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