Pedestrian killed by unlicensed female driver at Soesdyke


A 52-year-old man was on Saturday evening killed following an accident at First Hill, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. The dead man has been identified as Vishnudat Ramilan, also known as “Sanko” of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway.

Police stated that on the day in question at about 18:25h, a motor car bearing registration number PMM 2014, which was at the time being driven by a 27-year-old unlicensed woman, was heading east along the northern side of the highway.

While proceeding along her journey, she reportedly observed a male in the centre of the roadway and in an attempt to avoid him, she swerved but the right-side wing mirror collided with him.

This, however, resulted in the pedestrian falling onto the roadway and into the path of another motor car, PJJ 807, that was travelling at a fast rate.

Ramilan reportedly sustained injuries to his head and body. From reports received, he died on the spot. The EMT team was summoned to the scene. They picked up the injured man and took him to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead.

Both drivers involved in the accident were arrested and are currently assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist also lost his life in an accident at Melanie on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Saturday evening. Up to late Sunday evening, the details about the accident were not immediately available.