Police are investigating an accident which took place yesterday around noon on the Number 65 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice involving Motor lorry, GWW 7258, driven by Ron Singh and porter, Dayonand Chandraban, called ‘Rasheed’ (deceased), 30, of lot 5 Number 65 Village.
The incident occurred when the motor lorry was proceeding south along the eastern drive lane. Chandraban was standing in the tray of the lorry which had zinc, cement, and other materials.
The driver told police that he heard a noise coming from the tray of his lorry and when he glanced into his right side rearview mirror, he saw the porter lying motionless on the road.
He immediately stopped and picked up the porter who was in an unconscious condition. Chandraban was taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital, where he was seen and examined by a doctor who referred him to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. He died while receiving treatment.
The body is presently lying at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
A breathalyzer test conducted on the driver recorded zero readings. He is in custody assisting with the investigation.