Man dies after being struck down by truck after jumping over median

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A 56-year-old man who reportedly jumped over the concrete median at the centre of the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was struck down after he ended up in the path of a a truck.

The man then jumped over the concrete median at the center of both carriageways and ended up in the path of the motor lorry. The driver applied brakes to avoid a collision, but due to the short distance, the motor lorry collided with the man who died on the scene.

He has been identified as Mohan Toolsie of Coverden, EBD.

The now dead man was reportedly hit by Motor Lorry GZZ #1233 driven by a 25 year-old male of Kuru kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway.

Police headquarters disclosed that Motor Lorry GZZ #1233 was proceeding north along the eastern carriageway when the deceased disembarked a parked motor pickup (GNN #7019) which was parked on the eastern carriageway facing south and attempted to cross from the eastern to the western carriageway. The man then reportedly jumped over the concrete median at the center of both carriageways and ended up in the path of the motor lorry. The driver applied brakes to avoid a collision, but due to the short distance, the motor lorry collided with Toolsie.

The man who received injuries about his body, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Emergency Medical Technicians.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the lorry and no trace of alcohol was detected. He remains in custody, as investigations continue.

The body of Mohan Toolsie was escorted to the Sandy’s Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination.

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