Pedestrian killed by speeding, intoxicated driver at Providence

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A man, who is yet to he identified, was last evening killed after he a struck down by a speeding motorcar driven by an intoxicated man.

The 34-year-old driver of Herstelling New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was found to have between 151 and 161 micrograms of alcohol in his breath.

Reports are that the man was driving his motorcar at a fast rate of speed proceeding south along the eastern carriageway when the accident occurred at Providence, EBD at around 18:55hrs.

The driver alleged that the pedestrian suddenly ran across the road and upon seeing this, he applied brakes but to no avail.

The car collided with the man, causing him to fall onto the road surface where he received injuries.

He was picked up in an unconscious condition and placed into the said motorcar and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was seen and examined by doctors on duty who pronounced him dead on arrival.