Unidentified woman killed in Linden-Soesdyke Highway accident
An unidentified woman was killed after being struck by a car along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway on Wednesday evening.
Reports are the accident occurred about 23:30h in the vicinity of the Moblissa Public Road.
According to Police, the woman was walking along the roadway when hire car HD 119, which was driven by a 50-year-old man of Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, struck her.
The driver reportedly told Police that he was heading to Georgetown, proceeding west along the southern side of the roadway when he saw the woman crossing the road from north to south in his path. He claimed that upon realising that he might hit her he applied brakes, but despite his efforts the right front of his car struck the woman.
She was reportedly tossed onto the bonnet thence to the front windscreen before hitting the road surface. The woman, said to have received injuries about her body, was picked up in an unconscious state by ambulance. She was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The car has since been impounded at Amelia’s Ward Police Outpost and the driver has been in Police custody, assisting with the investigation. Police said a breathalyser test conducted on the driver found that he was below the legal limit.
The woman’s body is presently at the Upper Demerara Hospital Mortuary at Wismar, Linden awaiting a post-mortem. An investigation is in progress.