At around 12:30 hrs on Monday, Keith Alexander Mc Garrell, 72 of ChurchStreet, Uivtlugt, WCD was struck down and killed by a minibus on Avenue of the Republic. The driver was identified as a 30-year-old male from LamahaStreet, Kitty.
According to a Police statement, inquiries disclosed that minibus #BWW 7191was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of Avenue of theRepublic when the driver alleged that as he was in the vicinity of Demerara Fire Insurance Company, the pedestrian suddenly attempted to cross the road from west to east into the path of the bus.
The driver claimed he applied brakes to avoid a collision, but the right front side of the vehicle collided with the pedestrian and as a result, the pedestrian fell onto the roadway and received injuries to his head and other parts of his body.
The septuagenarian was picked up in an unconscious state by the driver and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was seen and examined by doctors on duty. He subsequently died without regaining consciousness whilst receiving treatment.
The body is presently at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination. A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver, and no trace of alcohol was found in his system. The driver remains in custody as further investigations continue.