Sophia porter killed in Providence accident

first_imgA porter met his demise on Friday morning after he was pinned in a diesel laden truck, which experienced a blow out and crashed into the fence of the Providence National Stadium, East Bank Demerara.Dead is 45-year-old Kirk Peters of Sophia, Greater Georgetown. He succumbed while receiving treatment at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre just after 07:00h onThe section of the Providence National Stadium fence that was damagedFriday morning.The driver and owner of the truck, with registration number GTT 2491, has been identified as 51-year-old John Da Silva of Albouystown, Georgetown.Guyana Times understands the vehicle, which was laden with 30 drums of diesel, was proceeding South along the eastern carriageway of the road when the left front wheel of the vehicle suffered a blow out.According to reports, despite Da Silva’s attempts to bring the vehicle to a halt, the lorry spun out of control and ended up crashing into the left side fence of theThe damaged vehicle following the accidentstadium, damaging about 15 feet of the fence.Road repair workers, who witnessed the accident, rushed to the aid of the two men. However, only Da Silva was able to be quickly pulled from the vehicle.Peters was reportedly trapped in his seat by his seatbelt for some time before he was rescued and rushed to the hospital. He succumbed while receiving treatment. Da Silva was treated for minor injuries and taken into Police custody where he is reportedly assisting with investigations.When this publication visited the scene of the accident, relatives of the driver had gathered.The badly damaged truck had been pulled from the fence, however, a large quantity of diesel was spilled on the roadway.A female relative of Da Silva told Guyana Times that eyewitnesses confirmed that at the time of the accident, the driver was not speeding.“The workers them told us when we got here that John was not speeding and they say that he was really trying not to crash but the weight of the vehicle caused him to lose control,” the woman relayed.The woman also revealed that the wife of the porter recently gave birth, express her regret at his untimely death.Investigations are continuing.last_img

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