…still to be identified
An unidentified man was on Sunday evening struck dead by an allegedly speeding car on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
Reports are that the driver of motor car HC6634 was heading in a southerly direction when, in the vicinity of the one-mile Swan Turn, the pedestrian — shirtless and clad in a pair of long pants — attempted to cross the public road but ran into the path of the car and sustained severe injuries to his body. He allegedly was under the influence of alcohol.
Rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was transported to the Lyken Funeral Home to await identification and post mortem.
The 45-year-old driver, a resident of Kuru Kururu on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, was arrested and is assisting with investigations. The breathalyser test he underwent has cleared him of driving under the influence.
An eyewitness told Guyana Times that the dead pedestrian had earlier been seen imbibing at a shop in the area. From reports received, another driver had earlier spotted him attempting to cross the road as he walked along, and had reportedly stopped for him to so do. An argument had reportedly ensued between the two men.
During that argument, the driver of HC 6634, who was heading toward Splashmin’s Fun Park, took the turn and slammed into the man, who was reportedly standing on the roadway. His body was reportedly flung into the air, and landed onto the windscreen of the motor car before tumbling onto the roadway.
Up to late Monday afternoon, the dead man’s identification had not been determined. Investigations, however, are ongoing.