…placed under close arrest
Forty-nine-year-old Quintin Anderson of Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara was struck and injured on the Stewartville public road, WCD by motorcar HC 2850 on Friday at about 22:40 hrs.
Reports are that the vehicle, being driven by a Police constable, was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road when the pedestrian attempted to traverse the road from south to north.
The impact of the collision allegedly sent Anderson crashing on the road way, and he sustained a fractured left foot and other injuries. Rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), he was admitted a patient, and is said to be in stable condition.
Following the accident, a breathalyzer test was conducted on the 24-year-old rank who was driving, and his blood alcohol level was found to be over the legal limit. Accordingly, he was arrested and taken to the Leonora Police Station.
On August 18, another allegedly speeding Police rank was said to have caused the demise of 58-year-old Pulmattie Ramotar of Success, East Coast Demerara, who succumbed two days after being struck down on the Success Public Road, ECD.
The mother of three was reportedly hit while attempting to cross the roadway on her way to the Mon Repos Market. Police say a breathalyzer test done on this cop had not found any trace of alcohol on his breath.
Earlier that month, 22-year-old Eno David of Matthew’s Ridge, North West District, Region One was struck down on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara by a police rank who was reportedly transporting to hospital an injured colleague who himself had been involved in a separate car accident in the early morning hours.
Before the pedestrian Eno David had met his demise, Constable Gavin Gentle had lost control of his PTT 5444 motorcar and crashed into a utility pole at Timehri, EBD. The constable who is implicated in David’s death came along, and was in the process of transporting his colleague to hospital when he struck down the man (David) with his privately owned Toyota Allion motorcar, PPP 8497.
It was claimed by police that just before the fatal accident, the Allion motor car of the implicated constable was being escorted by a police vehicle with flashing lights and the sound of its siren. Police further stated that the driver of PPP 8497 had allegedly swerved from the pedestrian, who was said to be at the centre of the road when he was struck down by the constable’s car.
The driver of PPP 8497 has been detained and tests also reportedly revealed that no alcohol had been traced on his breath.