1 critical after paddy, cattle trucks collide on Main Street
A porter of a cattle truck is in critical condition at a city hospital after a paddy-laden truck collided with the vehicle on which he was travelling on Main Street, Georgetown.
Reports are the trucks collided at the intersection of Main and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown just outside the Finance Ministry. Guyana Times was told that about 14:00h, the lorry bearing registration number GTT 9183, fully loaded with paddy, hit a cattle filled lorry bearing registration number GNN 9079 at the intersection.
Reports are the cattle truck was heading into Urquhart Street en route to the Georgetown Abattoir when it struck the paddy-filled lorry, which was reportedly coming from High Street, Kingston. The vehicle ended up turned to its side with the paddy spread all over the intersection. Both motor vehicles suffered damage to their windscreens; the cattle-filled lorry, however, appeared to have faced the brunt of the impact as its windscreen was completely shattered.
When this publication arrived on the scene, the driver of the lorry with cattle, identified as Isman Hussain, and an occupant were both rushed to a city hospital. Reports are that the occupant was in a critical state. Police quickly rushed to the scene, and cordoned off the area, taking statements and snapping numerous crime scene photographs. The driver of the paddy truck was reportedly on site assisting Police with their investigations. Reports further suggested that some of the cattle perished as a result of the direct impact.