A 62-year-old man is now hospitalised after the motor lorry he was driving toppled down a hill in North Pakaraima, Region Eight.
The injured man has been identified as Dalip Singh of Shell Road Kitty, Georgetown. The accident occurred at about 16:00h on Friday last.
The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) relayed that Singh, who was driving motor lorry GAB 5892, which was laden with groceries and fuel, was proceeding east along the Tuseneng road, which was wet at the time and is made up of gravel and loam.
While ascending a steep hill, the driver told investigators that he could not have completed the climbing of the hill, and as a result, he began reversing down the hill when he lost control of the lorry, causing it to turn turtle before coming to a halt.
As a result, he received injuries to the body and was picked up by public-spirited persons, who took him to the Tuseneng Health Center, where he was seen and examined by a health worker.
“He was treated for injuries and then referred to the Mahdia District Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty and admitted as a patient for observation at the said institution,” the CCU said.
At about 13:30h today, Singh was referred from Mahdia District Hospital to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for further medical attention. His condition is regarded as serious but stable. Investigations are ongoing.