A pedestrian died on Saturday night after a car ran over him at Stanleytown, West Bank of Demerara (WBD).
Dead is Kelson Ferreira of Lot 68 Stanleytown, WBD. According to Police, the accident occurred at about 22:30h on Saturday.
Police said motor car HD 2943 was being driven by a 33-year-old man of Belle West Housing Scheme, WBD, and was proceeding east along the northern side of the road when the left side front wheel ran over the pedestrian, who was lying on the northern side of the road, suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.
The body was picked up in an unconscious state by undertakers of Ezekiel Funeral Home and escorted to West Demerara Regional Hospital. Ferreira was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home, awaiting PME.
The driver is in custody, assisting with the investigations.
Only two weeks ago, 38-year-old motorist Shamlall Mohess of Stanleytown, died after he reportedly lost control of the car he was driving and it crashed into a koker along the Belle Vue Public Road, Canal No 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara.
As a result of the collision, the motor car toppled and ended up in a trench on the western side of the road, submerged with the driver inside. The vehicle was later pulled from the trench by public-spirited citizens with the assistance of a motor lorry. (G9)