Driver in Montrose fatal accident tests positive for COVID-19
The driver of the canter truck that caused the death of garbage collector Zameer Isfehani of Lot 12 Leonora, West Coast Demerara, on Tuesday last, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus
This was confirmed to Guyana Times on Tuesday by Police officials. It was also confirmed that the case file for the accident has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and has not yet been returned.
Meanwhile, the 52-year-old resident of Hill Foot, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, is said to be one of the patients currently in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
It was reported by Police that the man had apparently suffered a heart attack sometime during the accident but could not confirm whether it was before, during or after the collision.
When Guyana Times contacted the family of the garbage collector, his son, Mahesh Isfehani, related that they were told by investigators that the man is still in the hospital.
“They said when he heals, they will call back so they can deal with that, because the man has to go to court,” he said.
Isfehani said the news of the man’s hospitalisation came as a shock to them, and they are now worried about the delay in the investigation.
On Tuesday last, the father of eight, who was employed with Puran Brothers Garbage Disposal, left his home in the wee hours of the morning to attend work on the East Coast of Demerara.
Based on Police reports, Isfehani was standing at the rear of the garbage truck when a speeding motor lorry bearing registration number GWW 9841 slammed into him. He reportedly suffered severe injuries to his body and would have died instantly.
Investigations are ongoing. (G9)