A Venezuelan teenager is now dead after she was allegedly struck by a motorcar that was being driven by a 21-year-old male, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, in the vicinity of “Biker’s Sports Bar” located on the East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The deceased has been identified as 18-year-old Nazretlt Palacio.
Reports are that the driver, who hails from the Diamond village, EBD, was driving his vehicle (#PTT 3955) North along the Western driving lane of the Western carriageway on the Prospect Public Road, EBD, when the fatal accident occurred.
He told the cops that he was driving the car (#PTT 3955) about 50kmph when he observed someone “running across the road” from West to East on the said carriageway and into his path.
According to a police statement, the young driver stated that he then felt an impact to the front of his vehicle.
“ As a result of the collision the deceased was flung into the air before landing on the right side front window screen and finally onto the roadways some distance away. Statements obtained, measurements taken, breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the motorcar and reading was given as 0 micrograms of alcohol. Further investigation in progress.”