Kwakwani man dies after lorry topples

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first_imgA Kwakwani, Berbice resident was on Friday evening killed after losing control of the vehicle he was driving along the 14 Miles Potaro Road, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). Dead is 30-year-old Kevon Sauers of Kwakwani River Front, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Reports are at about 21:00h on the day in question, Sauers was driving motor lorry GSS 6366 with a trailer bearing registration number TRR 5291 and in the vicinity of 14 Miles Potaro, when the vehicle encountered mechanical problems while descending a hill.It was at this time, the driver lost control of the vehicle causing it to topple several times before coming to a halt. Sauers was reportedly pinned and died on the spot.The porter, Clifton Charles Rodrigues, who was with the now dead man at the time escaped with injuries.Sauers’ body was removed after persons cut through the wreckage. He was taken to the Mahdia Hospital Mortuary. A team of Police Officers has travelled to the scene as investigations continue.Only last week, the Police stated that at the end of January 2018, the Force record a 20 per cent increase in road accidents but a 14 per cent decline in road fatalities when compared to the same period last year.Up to the end of January, six persons have lost their lives. The Police also reported that serious, minor and damage accidents have declined by 17 per cent, 15.3 per cent and 13 per cent respectively.Speeding and drunk driving, coupled with speeding and pedestrians crossing in the path of approaching vehicles, were the main causes of the fatal accidents reports for the first month of the year.last_img

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