A pedestrian was on Wednesday afternoon killed after he was struck down by a motor car along the Friendship Public Road, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
Dead is 35-year-old Parmanand Budhu of Lesbeholden North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne.
He had just exited a car when he was struck.
According to the Police, he was struck by motor car PAC 960, driven by an 18-year-old lad of Alness Village, Corentyne.
The accident occurred around 01:30h on Wednesday.
The now-dead man’s mother, Nandrine Budhu said family members were working on the farm and not at home and it was late in the afternoon when a neighbour informed her about the accident.
“Dem boys over there came and told us that a car knock him down and he dead,” she said, noting that one of her other sons went to the scene and then to the hospital where Police showed him a picture of the accident victim and asked him if it was indeed his brother.
Budhu said she received no information as to what may have transpired.
Police said the motor car was proceeding east along the northern drive lane of the said road at a fast pace. According to reports, Budhu is said to have just exited a car on the western side and allegedly ran from west to east across the road and into the path of the motor car. He was picked up in an unconscious condition by the driver and public-spirited citizens and conveyed to Port Mourant Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Budhu, apart from being a farmer, also worked as a tractor operator. According to his brother Chetram, the now-dead man had gone to get materials for his farm. He said he spoke with his brother at home on Wednesday and he left to get shrubs which they use on the farm to support vegetable vines. Chetram said he was told that the car was speeding and supported that notion by pointing out that there were no skid marks on the road.
Guyana Times saw Police markings at the accident scene. According to those markings, the car would have stopped 100 feet away from the point of impact. “You see that the car did not pull brakes. There is no impressing on the road and the car front bend. The car knock the guy and they say the guy pitch up on the road and fall down back,” Budhu’s elder brother said.
The driver remains in custody pending investigations. (G4)