Home News 1 dead, 5 injured as 4-runner turns turtle at Buck Hall
Just about two weeks after former Assistant Superintendent of Police Gordon Mansfield died after the vehicle in which he was travelling turned turtle at Buck Hall, another man was killed in a similar fashion on Monday evening.
In addition, five other persons including a three-year-old were injured after the driver a Toyota Hilux, GJJ 2153, lost control of it at 49 KM Buck Hall Road.
The dead man has been identified as Damion Culpepper. Based on reports received, the accident occurred at about 21:00h. It is believed that while descending a hill, the vehicle dropped into a hole, thus causing the driver to lose control.
As a result, the vehicle toppled several times before coming to a halt. A three-year-old boy was injured along with a woman referred to as “Big Aunty” and her daughter, Zannie, among others.
The pick-up was being driven by Zulficar Boodhoo also known as “Popah”, 24, of Good Hope Village, Essequibo.
The injured persons were picked up and taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where Culpepper was pronounced dead on arrival. The others were reportedly treated and admitted. Their injuries are not life-threatening.
In the latter part of August, Mansfield died after the vehicle in which he was travelling turned turtle along the Buck Hall Road in Region One (Barima-Waini). Three others were injured in the accident.
It was reported that a pick-up belonging to Aurora Gold Mines was transporting personnel from the Aurora Mine site to the Buck Hall facility along the Essequibo River, and four persons, inclusive of the driver, were in the vehicle.
The vehicle reportedly encountered mechanical problems and consequently suffered a “blowout”, resulting in it toppling several times before coming to a halt at “Kilometre 33” on the Buck Hall Road.