Driver dies after lorry topples while descending hill in Region Seven
Lorry driver, 27-year-old Alli Edwards, died on Friday after being involved in an accident at about 17:30hrs along the Lion Mountain trail, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Region Seven.
Alli of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway was driving at the time along with Andrew Bromes, a 19-year-old Porter, also of Kuru Kururu Soesdyke-Linden Highway.
A statement from Police Headquarters noted that the lorry was proceeding along the eastern side of the Lion Mountain trail at a fast rate, and while descending a hill, the driver lost control and collided with a mud wall (Baranka).
The lorry flipped several times, resulting in the driver and occupant receiving injuries on their bodies.
The 19-year-old porter was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where he regained consciousness. He was seen and examined by a doctor who treated him for lacerations to the right and left foot and abrasions about the body.
He was admitted as a patient in the Male Surgical Ward.
Edwards, the driver of the Lorry, was pinned in the cab and unresponsive. He was taken to the Bartica hospital where a doctor pronounced him dead.