Pedestrian killed by garbage truck identified

The pedestrian who was struck and killed on Sunday last by a speeding garbage truck along the Stewartville Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), has been identified as 42-year-old Randy Samuels.

Dead: Randy Samuels

Samuels was a pastry maker of Lot 2606 Phase Two, Recht door Zee, La Parfaite Harmonie, WCD. Reports are that at about 08:30h on November 15 Samuels was struck by a garbage truck belonging to Pooran Brothers Disposal Inc. According to reports, the truck bearing registration number GSS 3519 was proceeding along the Stewartville Public Road at a fast rate of speed, when the man, who was under a bush shed, allegedly ran onto the roadway and into the path of the vehicle.
The driver of the motor lorry has alleged that upon seeing Samuels, he attempted to apply brakes to avoid hitting him, but his efforts proved futile, thus causing a collision.
Samuels reportedly fell onto the roadway and sustained injuries about his body. He was picked up and taken to the Leonora Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Following the accident, the truck’s driver was taken into custody at the Leonora Police Station. A breathalyser test was carried out on him, which showed no trace of alcohol in his system.