Diamond man crushed after jumping off moving truck

first_imgA Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), resident is now dead after he was pulled under the wheel of a truck that was uncontrollably descending a hill in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Dead: Phillip ArthurThe incident occurred sometime around 18:30h on Sunday last at the Kumung Kumung Trail, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The dead man has been identified as Phillip Arthur, 35, of Lot 38 Section B Block X, Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD. He was a senior operator attached to the mining company owned by the Alphonsos.Police preliminary investigations revealed that Arthur was seated in the cabin of motor lorry GPP 8748 with trailer TPP 9380 attached, which was going up a hill along the trail.However, the lorry reportedly developed mechanical problems and began to descend during which, Arthur allegedly jumped out of the vehicle resulting in the front right wheel running over him.The dead man’s reputed wife, Veronica Johnson, told Guyana Times that they received news of Arthur’s death on Monday when the owner called and informed her brother.Johnson related that they were told that at the time of the accident, the trailer attached to the truck was carrying an excavator.“This is nothing strange though because he always does work like this… but we hearing all sorts of rumours about how the accident happened but I wasn’t there so I don’t know what really happened. They sent my brothers some photos and that’s all we have,” the woman said.According to Johnson, her reputed husband left for the interior about two weeks ago but the truck was giving them issues so they were forced to stop in Itaballi, Mazaruni, to have it repaired.“He used to call and update me on what happening so I does know where he is and so on,” she noted.Arthur’s body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, the 42-year-old lorry driver, a resident of Itaballi, is in custody assisting with the investigation.last_img

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