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Pedestrian, 53, struck down by motorcycle, ran over by car on Lusignan Public Road


The scene of the accident

A 53-year-old man was on Monday killed after being struck down by a motorcycle and later ran over by a motorcar along the Lusignan Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).


The dead man has been identified as Prahalad Sawh of Lot 167 Lusignan, ECD. The incident occurred at about 18:55h.


According to the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the accident involved motorcycle CL 4502, owned and driven by 31-year-old Leon Lewis, and motorcar PVV 854, driven by 43-year-old Wavell Lamatt.


The CCU reported that the motorcar and motorcycle were proceeding east along the southern lane of the northern carriageway of Lusignan Public Road, ECD, when the motorcyclist alleged that he was behind an unknown minibus and suddenly saw a shadow walking across the road.


“When the bus passed, he saw a pedestrian in front of him crossing and was so close that he collided with the pedestrian causing them to fall on the road surface where they both received injuries about their bodies,” the CCU explained.


It was noted that the motorcyclist left the scene and was later taken to the Balwant Singh Hospital to seek medical attention, where the Police located him. He has since been transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a serious condition under police guard.


The motorcar driver told Police that while proceeding east along the road at a normal rate of speed behind the motorcyclist, he saw someone lying on the roadway, and he pulled north to avoid a collision. Still, despite his effort, he ran over the person.


He then pulled his vehicle to the northern side of the road and stopped to investigate where he discovered a male lying motionless on the road’s surface.


The Police and an ambulance were summoned, and the pedestrian was examined by a doctor who pronounced him dead on the scene. The body was escorted to the Georgetown Hospital Mortuary, awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME).


“Notice of intended prosecution was served on the driver of the motorcar who remains in custody assisting with investigation. A breathalyser test found no trace of alcohol in his breath,” the CCU concluded.

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