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A pensioner is Guyana’s latest road fatality after he was struck down and killed by an alleged speeding car along the Mon Repos highway, East Coast Demerara (EBD), on Sunday evening.
Dead is 67-year-old Muntaz Alli of Mon Repos North, ECD.
Police preliminary investigations revealed that the 48-year-old driver of motor car PMM 9156 was proceeding east along the southern side of the northern carriageway at an alleged fast rate of speed when he claimed that the pedestrian was attempting to cross the road while pushing a bicycle.
However, upon seeing that, the driver allegedly applied brakes and pulled away from the man to avoid a collision but instead, the right-side front of the vehicle collided with the pedestrian.
As a result, the pedestrian fall onto the road where he sustained injuries to his body.
He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A breathalyser test conducted on the driver proved that he had some amount of alcohol in his system. He remains in custody pending investigations and charges.