Update: Friendship lad crushed by DDL truck


263677-accident1[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) has expressed sadness over the death of a 12 year-old boy of Friendship, East Bank Demerara who was struck by one of its delivery truck.

Murray also called ‘Sonny’, died on the spot after the truck slammed into him, and threw his body some distance away, before running it over.

The Friendship Secondary School student was about to cross the road when the canter slammed into him.

According to eyewitnesses the driver is at fault, since he was speeding through the community. The man was said to be overtaking a parked truck while the child was about to cross the road.

In a media release  the company stated that, “the DDL Driver has given a statement to the police and remains in their custody to assist with the investigation…DDL is saddened by the incident and offers heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased,” the release added.

The lad’s crushed body was left lying in the center of the road where villagers assembled in disbelief.

Murray’s distraught mother, Iris Dillon arrived on the scene only to confirm her worse fear after she raised the white sheet that covered her son’s lifeless body. The woman is a mother of six who works as a security guard at the Supply Primary School.

The lad would have celebrated his 13th birthday in two weeks and was expected to return to Trinidad where he was born.

The so far unidentified driver told police that he was overtaking a parked ready-mix truck when the child appeared from nowhere.  He said it was impossible to stop the vehicle in time to prevent it from running over the boy’s body.




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