Truck driver dies in accident at John Fernandes wharf

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An accident at the John Fernandes wharf on Water Street, Georgetown on Tuesday claimed the life of 36-year-old Sheldon Wilson, a truck driver of Hand-en-veldt, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara.

A police report noted that Wilson was driving motor lorry GNN 7207 when he went to the wharf to collect feed from a boat at around 12:30 hrs.

After collecting the feed, he began driving but the truck went over the rails and into the river.

Several persons jumped into the river to rescue Wilson; he was taken out of the truck by a labourer of John Fernandes wharf and later taken to St Joseph Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigations are ongoing.

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