Truck overheated, driver allegedly went for water

first_imgMoblissa fatal smash-upAs investigations continue into the smash-up at Moblissa, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, which left two dead, new information reaching Guyana Times revealed that the truck had broken down because of overheating and the driver went in search of water.Bridget Alleyne and her husband Peter Alleyne in happier timesThe accident has left Bridget Alleyne, 58, of Lot 101 Barklay Street, Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara, dead along with another man who is yet to be identified.The accident occurred at about 19:30h in the vicinity of the Moblissa Bridge.The truck was transporting lumber while the minibus had three occupants including the driver, Peter Alleyne, who is a patient at the Linden Hospital Complex.Speaking with Guyana Times, Rubyann Alleyne, daughter of the dead woman and the injured driver, explained that her mother received the brunt of the impact. She noted that her mother’s face was completely damaged and she also sustained broken head, arms and legs, among other injuries.The distraught daughter explained that she was at home when her brother phoned and informed other relatives of the accident. She immediately travelled to the Linden/Soesdyke Highway but by the time she reached the accident scene, the three injured persons had already been rushed to hospital.At the scene, she was told that the truck had overheated and the driver went to a nearby creek for water to cool down the radiator. She noted that as she looked at the vehicle, the lumber was projecting and there were no reflectors or any red cloth to indicate that the truck was carrying lumber.After speaking to her father, she gathered that as he was heading to Georgetown and upon approaching the Moblissa Hill, another vehicle was travelling in the opposition direction and did not dim its headlights. It was then her father slammed into the parked truck.Although the truck was parked, it failed to use its hazard lights and even park lights, the aggrieved woman stated. After the accident occurred, the driver reportedly rushed to the scene and frantically attempted to put on the light but they never came on.The daughter is contending that if the vehicle had followed simple road rules, the accident could have been avoided. However, she noted that her mother and father left home on Tuesday and were heading home on Friday evening when the accident occurred.The other person in the minibus she noted, was a passenger.Meanwhile, the Police in a statement said that both the truck bearing registration plate GMM 6461 and the minibus, BVV 3782, were heading in the same direction.It further stated that the minibus slammed into the truck while it was moving which is contradicting reports given by eyewitness at the scene, who said that the lorry was parked. Nevertheless, the Police had tested both drivers for alcohol consumption but there were no traces of alcohol in their blood streams.The Police also stated that the now dead woman and the unidentified man were pronounced dead at the Linden Hospital Complex.Investigations are ongoing as the driver of the lorry remains in custody.last_img

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