Pensioner crushed to death outside Enmore Police Outpost

first_imgAn 80-year-old pedal cyclist is now dead after he was crushed to death by a truck while attempting to cross the road at the Enmore Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Friday.The scene of the accident at Enmore Railway EmbankmentDead is Francis Lopes of North Enmore, ECD.Guyana Times understands that motor lorry GYY 532 driven by a 37-year-old man of Logwood, Enmore was proceeding west when it collided with the senior, killing him instantly. The incident occurred at about 13:15h – a stone’s-throw away from the Enmore Police Station.The dead man’s landlord told this publication that the Lopes worked at a nearby lumber yard and would normally leave home at midday.Francis Lopes“He worked at the lumber yard over the road, he would go there every day around 1 o’clock, he would go pick up whatever he gotta pick up and if I’m at home I would tell him don’t go so early…he’s like a family member because I don’t treat him different,” the landlord said.According to her, they recently celebrated the senior’s 80th birthday as she considers him as her own family.Police have since arrested the driver of the truck as investigations continue.last_img

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