Chinese national killed after speeding minibus ploughs through fence at Timehri

A Chinese national was on Thursday evening killed after a speeding minibus reportedly ploughed through a fence and struck him while he was standing in front of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel at Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead is 59-year-old Gao Zhen Jin, a construction worker attached to the Chinese construction company contracted to build the hotel.

The minibus being removed from the crash site on Thursday evening

Police stated that on the day in question, at about 19:30h, a route 42 minibus, bearing registration number BYY 7852 and being driven by a 34-year-old resident of Middle Walk, Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, was proceeding along Timehri Public Road at a fast rate of speed. However, whilst in the vicinity of the roundabout, the driver failed to slow down, thus resulting in him losing control of the vehicle, which ended up driving straight across the road into Courtyard Marriott compound. The minibus reportedly ploughed through the fence and collided with Jin, who was standing in front of the building.
As a result of the collision, Jin fell to the ground and received injuries to his body. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and escorted to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver of the minibus was arrested, and is assisting with the investigations.