Police Sergeant, Joseph Elton Ambrose, died this morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GHPC), four days after he was involved in a vehicular accident.

Ambrose, who had been unresponsive since the accident, died around 01:00 this morning in Intensive Care Unit at the GPHC.

The senior cop, who served in the Guyana Police Force (GPF)’s Traffic Department, reportedly crashed into a parked truck on Sunday night on the Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Public Road. He lived in the same village.

The 42-year-old father of two was based at the Alberttown Police Station.

According to information received, Ambrose was driving motor vehicle, PMM 9099, reportedly at a fast rate, when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the rear of a parked motor lorry, GLL 5592.

The policeman was proceeding north along the eastern carriageway. He was picked up and rushed to Diamond Diagnostic Centre in an unconscious state by public-spirited persons before being transferred to the GPHC where he later succumbed.

Sergeant Ambrose joined the Force on January 11, 1995. The Guyana Police Force said that the always pleasant, respected, dedicated and committed policeman proceeded on 500 days accumulated vacation leave on April 9 last.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted tomorrow.

In a bid to ensure drivers adhere to the laws governing the country’s roadways, the Traffic Department has been making countless appeals to drivers to stop speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

In fact, Ambrose was one of those ranks who would usually preach safety tips to drivers. The Traffic Department has launched a number of campaigns to reduce the number of road fatalities. Random roadblocks are also set up to catch errant drivers.


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