Boy, 9, crushed to death by garbage truck
A nine-year-old boy, who hailed from Sophia, Georgetown, was crushed by a garbage truck on Sunday midday after he lost control of his bicycle while riding past the truck.
Dead is Enam Holder. According to police reports, the garbage truck, bearing the number plate GVV 6890, was proceeding east along Church Street in Section ‘C’, Sophia, Georgetown, picking up garbage. It was noted that the driver of the truck stopped in the vicinity of a heap of mud, which was on the southern side of the road and exited to assist his porter to load the garbage onto the truck.
It was related that after the driver re-entered the truck and started driving, the young pedal cyclist, who was proceeding in the same direction, attempted to ride past the truck to the southern side. The cyclist, however, rode onto the mud and lost control of his bicycle.
Police reported that the cyclist fell onto the road surface, under the said truck, and during which the truck’s right side rear wheel ran over his head. When the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrived on the scene, the pedal cyclist was pronounced dead.
The body was then taken to the Lyken Funeral Home mortuary awaiting post mortem examination.
Meanwhile, police said that a breathalyzer test was conducted on the motor lorry driver but that test showed a 0.00 reading. The driver remains in custody assisting with further investigations. A notice of intended prosecution was prepared and served.