Home News Nabaclis man killed by drunken driver
A 59-year-old man is now dead after he was struck down and killed by a motorcar that was driven by a drunken driver along the Nabaclis Public Road East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Dead is Terry Straker of Lot 47 Nabaclis, ECD.
Reports are that at about 20:40h on Friday evening, motorcar, PWW 6389 which was driven by a 48-year-old man of Golden Grove, ECD, was proceeding west along the southern side of the road allegedly at a fast rate of speed, when the accident occurred.
The driver of the car claimed that while driving on the Nabaclis Public Road, he saw Straker about 30 feet ahead of him and the man suddenly ran across the road and into the path of his vehicle. He claimed that he applied brakes to avoid a collision, but the vehicle collided with now dead man.
As a result, Straker fell onto the roadway and received injuries to his body. He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver was later taken into police custody where a breathalyzer test was conducted on him. The results showed that he was above the prescribe legal limit. He was arrested and is assisting traffic ranks with investigations.
Only recently, another drunk driver collided with a parked canter and injured a 43-year-old driver, Dharampaul Deonarine of Walton Hall, Essequibo Coast.
It was reported by Police that a 22-year-old resident of Hyde Park, Parika, East Bank Essequibo, was proceeding along the Parika Public Road when he alleged that he saw a cow and swerved to avoid hitting it but instead collided with a motor lorry, which was parked on the said road.
He reportedly then lost control of his car and also collided into a pick-up vehicle which was parked on the western side of the road.
As a result of the collision, Deonarine, who was in the canter at the time it was hit, and received injuries about his body.
He was picked up by public spirits citizens and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was admitted. A breathalyzer test was conducted on the 22-year-old car driver, who was found to be over the prescribed limit.