Pedestrian killed on spot after being struck by truck

A pedestrian was on Monday morning killed after he was struck down by a motor lorry in the vicinity of the junction of Houston Public Road and Nelson Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.

Gansham Cooblall’s body on the roadway where he was struck and killed

Dead is Gansham Cooblall, a 60-year-old of Curtis Street, Albouystown.
Reports are that the accident occurred at about 10:30h when the truck was driven by a 33-year-old man of Phase 3, Providence, EBD.
According to Police, the left side front of the truck collided with the pedestrian and as a result, Cooblall fell onto the road’s surface where the left side front wheel ran over him.
Persons at the scene raised an alarm after the man was struck and alerted the driver of the truck of what had occurred.  After realising that he had collided with a pedestrian, the driver then attempted to reverse, and in doing so he further collided with a truck – GRR 9016 – which was behind him.
Guyana Times was told by persons at the scene that the victim frequented the vicinity of the Houston Public Road junction where he sought financial assistance from drivers and passersby.
A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver which revealed that there was no trace of alcohol in his system.
The driver of the truck is in Police custody assisting with the investigations.