Man crushed by container truck in freak accident
Andel Franklin, 45, lost his life Friday night after he fell under a trailer truck on America Street.
The incident occurred at approximately 21:50hrs at the junction of America and Water Streets where the gates to enter the John Fernandes container terminal are located.
Franklin had been standing to the right of the truck which had come from America Street and was heading west into the terminal.
He apparently slipped and fell under the trailer while it was passing him and was crushed by the rear wheels of the trailer. He did not die immediately but held on for several hours at the hospital, eventually passing away at about 00:00 yesterday. He remained at the hospital unidentified until later in the morning.
Franklin, who was not married and had no children of his own, lived with his siblings in North Ruimveldt.
His sister, Sharon Mills, said that a neighbour informed her yesterday morning that her brother was involved in an accident.
Mills, who is a nurse, immediately went down to the Georgetown Public Hospital and began to check all of the male wards.
Unable to locate her brother, she went to the Emergency Room where a doctor informed her that her brother had passed away during the night.
She said that her brother was a cool, easygoing person although he did have a tendency to drink too much.
According to Mills, Franklin kept to himself most of the time.
She and her siblings were all shocked to hear that their brother had come to such a sudden end.
Meanwhile, the driver of the trailer truck, Kuade Jack, was held by the police but released earlier yesterday on bail.
According to a Police Force press release, the incident is currently under investigation.