The body of an unidentified female of African decent suspected to be in the late forties, is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Parlour awaiting identification and a post-mortem. She was struck down by an alleged speeding motorist who is in custody and assisting with the investigation.
Police investigations disclosed that motorcar PKK 3251, driven by a 45-year-old resident of Burnham Boulevard, Mocha, East Bank Demerara, was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of Herstelling ,at a fast rate, when the pedestrian allegedly crossed the road from west to east into the path of the vehicle and collided.
As a result, the left leg of the pedestrian was severed and she also sustained injuries to head and body. She was taken to the East Bank Demerara Public Hospital ( Diamond) in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead on arrival. A breathalyzer test was administered to the driver and no alcohol was detected in his breath. Investigation are in progress.