Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 22:30hrs on Sunday night on Swan Public Road, Soesdyke / Linden Highway that resulted in the death of a so far unidentified male pedestrian of East Indian ancestry.
According to the police, the driver of Motor Car HC 6634 was proceeding south along the western carriageway when the pedestrian who was shirtless but clad in a pair of black long pants, suddenly ran across the road from west to east into the path of his vehicle.
As a result of the impact, the pedestrian received injuries to his head and body. He was taken to the East Bank Demerara Public Hospital (Diamond), in an unconscious state where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting identification and a post-mortem examination.
The driver, 45,of Kuru Kururu is in custody assisting with the investigation.
He was given a breathalyzer test and no blood alcohol was found, police in a statement said.