A 67-year-old man was on Sunday evening killed after he was struck down by an alleged speeding motor car on the Mon Repos Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Dead is Muntaz Alli of Lot 37 Mon Repos North. The accident occurred at about 21:20h.
According to the Police, motor car PMM 9156, driven by a 48-year-old man, was proceeding east along the southern side of the northern carriageway at an alleged rate of speed.
The driver claimed that he saw the 67-year-old man pushing his bicycle from south to north across the road, and he applied brakes and pulled north to avoid a collision, but despite his effort, the right side front of his vehicle collided with the pedestrian.
As a result, the man fell onto the roadway, where he received injuries about his body.
He was picked up in an unconscious condition and escorted to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The body is awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME) at the hospital’s mortuary.
“A breathalyser test conducted on the driver read .008% BAC micrograms, vehicles lodged to be examined by a licensing and certifying officer, and a notice of intended prosecution has been served,” the Police said.