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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident at Blankenburg

Dead: Azaad Khan

Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident, which occurred on Saturday on the Blankenburg Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), in the vicinity of the Blankenburg Nursery School.

Dead is 42-year-old Azaad Khan of Lot 'S' Blankenburg, WCD. The incident occurred at about 19:45h.

According to the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the accident involved a black Allion motor car.

Reports are that the motor car was proceeding west along the southern side of the public road at a fast rate of speed and collided with the pedestrian who was walking across the roadway.

As a result of the collision, the pedestrian fell on the southern side of the road, and his left leg “broke off” and landed in a yard four houses away.

The motionless body of the pedestrian was picked up by members of the Community Policing Group (CPG) and the Police and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Khan was positively identified by his relatives, and his body was escorted to Ezekiel Mortuary, awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME). The investigation is ongoing.

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