A Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) man was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver at Half Mile Public Road, Linden.
Dead is 38-year-old Sherwin Hermanstien of Lot 534 Canvas City, Wismar.
Reports are that on Tuesday at about 22:45h, Hermanstien was in the process of crossing the road when motorcar PSS 5865, driven by an Industrial Area, Mackenzie resident, proceeding North along the western side of the road struck Hermanstien.
After being hit, the pedestrian fell onto the road and was in an unconscious state. He was picked up by the driver of the vehicle and rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police investigators in a statement revealed the driver of the vehicle was apprehended and was found to be over the legal blood alcohol limit after the administration of a breathalyser test.
Meanwhile, at the home of the deceased on Wednesday, friends and family gathered in shock and disbelief as they expressed their grief over what they described as the “sudden death” of their loved one.
They noted that the Hermanstien was with his brother at the time of the accident.
His aunt, who broke down in tears said she visited the hospital after learning of the accident on Tuesday evening. Hermanstein’s relatives described him as a very jovial individual who loved children.
“He don’t be in no problem. All he do is drink and play he music. Very, very nice person. He would past one hundred times and talk to you”, a grieving relative noted.
Meanwhile, investigations are continuing. A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on Friday.