DPP orders inquest into death of lad crushed by reversing truck
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has ordered that a Coroner’s Inquest be held into the death of 13-year-old Rovin Mark Williams, who was killed after falling from a reversing truck.
Williams, a former student of Suddie Primary School and of Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was on June 12, in a canter truck along with another person when the driver started to reverse the vehicle. This publication understands that the young man fell out of the tray and into the path of the rear wheels of the canter.
As a result, he sustained injuries and was immediately taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He suffered a fractured skull and several broken bones.
An inquest is a judicial inquiry in common law jurisdictions, particularly one held to determine if anyone is to be held liable for a person’s death. The inquest is likely to commence soon before a Magistrate.
Reports are that Williams would usually aid in loading and offloading a businessman’s canter. The incident occurred as the world observed World Day Against Child Labour.