Families in shock after two fathers die in Buckhall accident


The families of 50-year-old Nigel Headley and Ameer Jaitoon, a porter who both died in an accident at 53 Miles on the Buckhall trail on Wednesday night, are trying to come to grips with the tragedy.

Headley, a logger and father of five of Zorg-en-Vlught, Essequibo Coast, and Jaitoon, a father of one, were pinned underneath the truck after it toppled along the road. The truck was owned and driven by Headley. At the time of the accident, they were transporting lumber when Headley lost control on the muddy road.

The truck involved in the accident.

Two other men – Headley’s brother, Wesley and another man identified as Melvern Thomas – who were also inside the truck are seriously injured. The News Room understands that Thomas had to be transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Headley’s relatives could not provide much details to the media. His wife, Melanie Headley said all she knew was that her husband died. When the News Room visited the family, his mother was inconsolable.

“We [don’t have] the facts, the same things in the media that the same thing we hear, we can’t say much,” Melanie stated.

Headley was described as a very hardworking and private person.

Meanwhile, relatives of Jaitoon from Aurora Village, Essequibo Coast said that he left Tuesday to work with Headley; they said he has been working with the businessman for over five years.

“We only heard that he got pinned down from the truck accident; we [don’t] know nothing else, we shock and we are still in disbelief,” a relative of Jaitoon said.

A party of policemen has been dispatched to the area to conduct further investigations.


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