Two killed in separate accidents
A father of three was yesterday morning struck down and killed as he attempted to cross the road at New Hope, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and some four hours later another man was killed when the car he was in crashed into a utility pole on the West Coast Demerara (WCD).
Dead is Hilton Nedd, 38, of 209 20th Street, Section ‘C’ Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, who was hit by a sand truck bearing the licence plate GMM 2171.
The accident occurred at approximately 09:00 hrs in front of West Wood Lumber Yard, where Nedd had worked as a labourer up to 3 weeks ago.
Eyewitness Sanjay Ramdass, son of the proprietor of West Wood Lumber Yard, said Nedd, also known as ‘Monkey’ was standing on the eastern side when he attempted to cross the road.
Ramdass said Nedd started to cross, stopped and then suddenly bolted across the road. He was hit by the right front wheel of the truck, which was described as moving at a normal pace.
Ramdass said those kinds of trucks would have much difficulty slowing down even at a normal pace because of the weight and load, which builds more momentum. He also gave a statement to the police regarding the matter.