A seven-year-old child died yesterday morning after he allegedly ran into the path of a motor vehicle driven by an under-the-influence businessman along the Aurora Public Road, Essequibo Coast.
Jadesh Mohanlall of Aurora was taken to the Suddie Hospital where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.
The accident occurred around 8.45am.
The driver, a 42-year-old resident of Hibernia, Essequibo was taken into custody and is assisting the police with investigations. He was tested and found to be above the legal limit for alcohol, the police confirmed.
Investigations, the police said revealed that the businessman was driving motor car, PNN 9465 south along the public road when Mohanlall ran out of a yard and into the path of his motor car,
He was picked up and rushed to the hospital by the driver where he subsequently died.