Sophia woman dies after hit by truck

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A 37-year-old woman from Sophia lost her life on Wednesday afternoon following an accident on the Eccles Industrial Site access road, East Bank Demerara.

The accident involved a motor lorry and a motor cycle. The motor lorry,  #GAB 332, is reportedly owned by RK Concrete Guyana Incorporated of 236 South Road, Lacytown, Georgetown and was driven at the time of the accident by 41-year-old Renaldo Ruiz, of Eccles new housing scheme, EBD. The motor cycle, #CJ 4871, is owned and was driven by 48-year-old Maxwell Thomas, of Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara.

Police investigations disclose that the  motor lorry, #GAB 332, was reversing from west going east on the southern side of the said road when the rear portion of the lorry collided with the said motorcycle which was proceeding west along the southern side of the said road.

As a result of the collision, the motor cyclist along with pillion rider  Roxanne Daniels,  a 37-year-old woman from Sophia, fell onto the road surface and received injuries about the body.

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Both persons  were picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to the Diamond Hospital where Daniels, was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty.

The motor cyclist was seen and examined by a doctor on duty, treated and referred to the GPHC. He was admitted at the said hospital suffering from a fractured right leg and other injuries. His condition is regarded as critical.

The body of the deceased is presently lying at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem.
A breathalyzer test was conducted on the lorry driver and no trace of alcohol was detected.

The driver is currently in  custody as  investigations continue.



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