Pedestrian dies after being struck by speeding minibus

A pedestrian was killed in an accident on the Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara Public Road on Friday evening.
Dead is 55-year-old Linden Johnson of Lot F-D New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop.
Police said the accident occurred at about 18:10h at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop.
Investigations so far disclosed that minibus BAB 1624 was proceeding east along the northern side of New Road, Vreed-en- Hoop, at a fast rate of speed when the driver alleged that Johnson ran from south to north across the road into the path of the minibus. This resulted in the front left side of the vehicle colliding with Johnson. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian fell onto the parapet where he received injuries about his body.
The pedestrian was subsequently picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor.
Notice of intended prosecution was served on the minibus driver, who is a 40-year-old resident of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and no trace of alcohol was found in his breath.
Johnson’s body is presently lying at Ezekiel Funeral Parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination. The driver remains in custody assisting with the investigation.