GDF vehicle crashes into utility pole

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A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) vehicle was on Monday morning involved in an accident along the De Kinderen Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

According to reports received, the bus was proceeding south along the De Kinderen Public Road at a fast rate of speed.

However, the road surface was wet and as the driver attempted to negotiate a turn, he lost control and slammed into a utility pole and then into a nearby fence before coming to a halt.

When this publication arrived on the scene, the damaged vehicle was being removed.

“The driver was speeding. He been coming around the turn, and because of the speed and the road was wet, he lost control and hit a utility pole. Right after I heard the impact, I came out, and the driver done disappear and gone,” an eyewitness recalled.

Meanwhile, the owner of the fence said that she was reassured by Army Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Patrick West that her fence and bridge, which was also damaged in the accident, would be repaired by Thursday.