Elderly man dies in Queenstown accident

The police say they are probing a fatal accident that occurred at about 0700h. today at Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, and which resulted in the death of pedestrian Henry Sookra, 79 years.

Investigations revealed that the driver of motor lorry GEE 7332 was reversing along John Street, Queenstown, when it is alleged that he struck down Sookra who was walking along the roadway.

Police say Sookra was taken to the Suddie Hospital for medical treatment where he later died.

The driver is in police custody assisting with the investigations.



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