Pedestrian dies in Soesdyke accident

The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 03:00h this morning on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara, involving motor car PVV 1923 and pedestrian Chandrapaul Persaud, 47,of 53 Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.

Investigations revealed from the driver that he was proceeding north along the western carriageway of the road when the pedestrian who was proceeding south along the eastern side of the road, suddenly ran across the road into the path of his vehicle. The pedestrian was rushed to the East Bank Demerara Public Hospital ( Diamond) by public-spirited citizens where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver was tested and found to be above the legal alcohol limit. He is in custody assisting with the investigation.

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