Unidentified man killed by garbage truck


Police are investigating the death of a so far unidentified man who was struck down by a garbage truck owned by Puran Brothers Inc. on Sunday. The accident occurred on the Stewartville Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

According to the police statement, the truck being driven by a 30-year-old man who was speeding when the victim reportedly ran out of a bus shed and into the path of the truck.

The driver told investigators “he applied brakes and pull in a Southern direction” but ended up colliding with the victim.

As a result of the impact, the victim fell onto the road. He was picked up and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body was taken to Ezekiel Funeral Home where it is awaiting identification and a post mortem examination.



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