Hit & run leaves 1 dead, another critical on Corentyne road

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A 19-year-old was killed on Sunday evening while his friend is now fighting for his life at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after they fell victims to a hit and run accident on the Number 55 Village public road in Corentyne.

Dead is Tristan Sohai of Number 57 Village, Corentyne, while 28-year-old Muneshwar Jairam of the same village, remains critical.

Based on information received, it was about 20:30hrs, when the two victims were in the process of crossing the public road, that they were slammed to the pavement by a reportedly speeding hire car.

Jairam reportedly landed several feet away from where the accident took place due to the impact.

Eyewitnesses have since revealed that the motorcar was travelling north and continued on its way even after the fatal collision.

Public spirited persons rushed the duo to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where the 19-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival, while his friend was admitted.

Thus far, there have been no reports of an arrest.

Investigations are ongoing.

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