A medical staffer at the Georgetown Hospital, lost his life last evening as he was driving to Georgetown from Linden and slammed into a large truck along the Linden Soesdyke Highway.
The dead young man has been identified as Simon Paul. Reports suggest that he was the driver of a Toyota motorcar, heading to Georgetown, when he reportedly lost control and ended up in the path of a large truck that was heading in the opposite direction.
The impact ripped off the roof of the car and the man’s body was flung from the vehicle onto the roadway.
The accident occurred in the Yarrokabra area along the highway. Police investigators suspect that the man may have been going at a fast rate when the lost control of his car. They are not ruling out the possibility that he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. He died on the spot.
Earlier this year, four persons lost their lives along the same highway when two speeding cars slammed into each other, when one of the drivers reportedly lost control during an attempt to overtake another vehicle.
The highway,which was built in the late 60’s, has scores of lives over the past four decades. There have been many calls for more monitoring of the highway and for repairs to also be effected to several parts that would have been damaged over the years.