A 57-year-old pedestrian lost his life on Saturday after he was struck down by a motorcar on the Mon Repos Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The dead man has been identified as Ralph De’Castro of Mon Repos. The incident occurred at about 19:30h.
The accident involved motorcar PAD 7001, owned and driven by a 41-year-old female resident of Enmore.
Reports are that the motorcar was proceeding east along the northern driving lane of the northern carriageway when she allegedly saw a man suddenly walking from across the road and into the path of her vehicle.
On seeing that, she applied brakes, but the left side front of her vehicle collided with the pedestrian, who was flung onto the roadway and received injuries.
The pedestrian was picked up from the road in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and was escorted to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigations are ongoing.