A young member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) died on Tuesday morning after the motor vehicle he was driving crashed into a parked truck. The accident occurred after 08:00h in the vicinity of the Soesdyke
Junction, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead is 21-year-old Quee Brotherson of Section C Sophia, Greater Georgetown. He was a soldier attached to the GDF Special Forces and stationed at Base Camp Stephenson in Timehri.
According to reports reaching Guyana Times, at the time of the accident the young man was driving an army vehicle bearing registration number DFB 1454. Information received stated that Brotherson was heading to the army base when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle and slammed head on into the parked truck.
The young man was picked up and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.
There was another GDF rank in the vehicle at the time of the accident, but he escaped without any serious injuries. He remains at the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, Brotherson’s father, Troy, told Guyana Times that when he received the news, the family rushed to the medical facility but learnt that the young man had died. He told this newspaper that based upon information received, his son tried to swerve from another vehicle and lost control of the pick-up.
“The road was wet and he was driving going back into work when he pulled out from behind a car to overtake it, but another vehicle was coming (in the opposite direction) and as he was swerving from that vehicle, he lose control and slide right into a parked truck,” the man said he was told.
The grieving father could not say exactly what injuries his son sustained, but noted he was bleeding profusely from his nose.
After he succumbed, the body of the GDF rank was taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlour, where relatives, friends and colleagues gathered as the news of his death spread. They were inconsolable as they came out of the parlour after viewing his body.
Brotherson was described as a humble and disciplined individual by both his father and a senior GDF rank under whom he worked. The young man leaves to mourn his father, brothers and other relatives and friends.