Woman, 63, dies after struck down by truck

A 63-year-old security guard was on Sunday morning fatally struck down by a truck while waiting to cross the Ogle Public road, East Coast Demerara.

Police Headquarters identified the woman as Patricia Hutson of 13th Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

The accident occurred at around 06:30 hrs and involved motor lorry #GAE 8189, driven by a 26-year-old male driver of Supply, EBD.

According to a statement from the Police, the driver alleged that he was proceeding east and as he approached a traffic light, it changed from green to amber, then red.

The driver said he tried to apply brakes but the vehicle failed to stop and so he decided to switch lanes when the back wheel collided with the pedestrian. The woman had just disembarked from a minibus and was waiting to cross the road.
She sustained injuries to her head and body; she was picked up in a semi-conscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she died at about 08:30 hrs.

Her body is at the GPHC’s Mortuary, awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination. The truck driver is in Police custody assisting with the investigation.