Soesdyke man killed in accident

-driver was over alcohol limit

Chandrapaul Persaud

A Soesdyke resident died after he was struck down early yesterday morning by an intoxicated driver, along the Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) roadway.

Chandrapaul Persaud, also known as ‘Tony’, of 53 Soesdyke, EBD, was struck down around 3 am  yesterday  by motor car PVV 1923.

Family members said that they last saw Persaud, 47, a labourer during the earlier part of Saturday.

A family member stated that Persaud had left the home to attend a wedding celebration in the village and would have been returning home when he was struck down.

Persaud, the last of 11 children, was described by his family members as someone who could be called “everybody’s boy’ because despite having his ups

Chandrapaul Persaud

and downs, he was a wonderful person.

“He had more good ways than bad”, one of the now deceased man’s sisters told Stabroek News.

Family members gathered at the premises yesterday, all recounting stories of Persaud and how he was full of life and loved.

A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on Persaud tomorrow.

As it relates to the driver of the vehicle, the family said that their only concern is finding out what exactly happened during the accident.

In a press release sent out by the police yesterday, the driver’s account of what occurred is that he was proceeding north along the western carriageway of the road when Persaud, who was proceeding south along the eastern side of the road, suddenly ran across the road into the path of his vehicle.

The now deceased man was rushed to the East Bank Demerara Public Hospital (Diamond) by public- spirited citizens where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver was later tested and found to be above the legal blood alcohol limit. Stabroek News was informed that the driver remains  in custody assisting with the investigation.

Comments  

US government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The world’s most powerful government shut down today after President Donald Trump and the U.S.

House approves $1.93 billion for sugar severance

-number of redundant workers at 4,763 The National Assembly yesterday approved nearly $2 billion to facilitate full severance by the end of January for a little more than 1,600 of the 4,763 sugar workers that have been made redundant.

Gov’t meets unions on sugar industry’s future

Following criticism over government’s handling of the restructuring of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), President David Granger and members of his Cabinet yesterday met with the leadership of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) to discuss the future of the sugar industry.

Baramita mother, 18, succumbs after beating by partner

An 18-year-old woman succumbed on Thursday evening, one day after she was allegedly beaten by her common-law husband during an argument at Baramita, in Region One (Barima-Waini).

Absent convict gets life sentence for child rape

In his absence, Ganesh Chaitram, who was charged with raping a 10-year-old girl in 2016, was yesterday sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of the crime.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×