An early morning accident at Montrose on the East Coast Demerara has left a garbage collector dead and at least two other men nursing serious injuries.
Eyewitnesses said the garbage collector was standing at the back of the garbage truck when a speeding canter truck slammed directly into it, crushing the garbage collector and killing him on the spot.
His identity has not been made public.
The accident occurred at around 5:21 this morning and the impact of the crash resulted in the driver and an occupant of the canter truck being pinned in their vehicle.
The paramedics had to summon the Fire Service to assist in cutting the front of canter apart to get the injured men out.
The early morning accident comes just a week after another accident on the same 4-lane roadway.
A police investigation is underway.