GEORGETOWN –– A horrific collision between a Toyota Premio motor car and a Canter truck on Carifesta Avenue claimed the lives of three people last night.
Dead are the driver of the Canter truck, Linden Eastman, 62, called “Smallie”, Robert Pyle, a Guyana Defence Force sergeant, who was driving the car, and his wife Stacy Pyle, 29, a nurse attached to the Woodlands Hospital. The Pyles are from the village of Paradise, East Coast Demerara.
Although the victims appeared to have died on the spot, they were officially pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital minutes after they were pulled from the two wrecks.
Eyewitnesses said that the car PRR 9118, in which the Pyles were travelling, was heading east. It was overtaking another vehicle when it ended up into the path of truckthe oncoming Canter truck.
To avoid a head on collision, the driver of the car swerved, taking the impact on the left side of his car.
Since Stacy Pyle was sitting in the front passenger seat, she took the brunt of the impact, and it took the efforts of firefighters to free her from the wreck.
Firefighters also had to use special equipment to free Eastman from the Canter truck.