Home News Father rushing son to hospital kills pedestrian on WCD road
Tragedy struck twice for a man after he struck down and killed a pedestrian while he was rushing to take his son to the hospital.
Dead is 43-year-old Umesh Ramkishun of Lot 38 First Street Grove, East Bank Demerara.
Police said that about 19:15h on Friday evening, a 47-year-old resident of Sea View Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was driving motor car PZZ 9115 at a fast rate of speed to take his son, who attempted suicide, to the West Demerara Hospital.
However, while in the vicinity of the Harlem Public Road, WCD, he struck down Ramkishun, who was crossing the road in the company of another pedestrian.
As a result of the collision, Ramkishun fell onto the bonnet and windscreen of the car and received injuries to his head and body. His right foot was also severed from his body.
The pedestrian was picked up by the Police and escorted to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver was arrested and a breathalyser test was conducted on him, but no trace of alcohol was found. Notice of intended prosecution was also served on the driver and statement taken.
The body of the deceased is presently lying at the Ezekiel Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
The driver is in custody assisting with the investigation. (G9)