Ruby accident victim identified

Police have identified the victim of the fatal Ruby, East Bank Essequibo Public Road accident, which occurred on Saturday morning.

The man has been identified as Sherman Daniels, 44, a logger/labourer of Kamwatta Mission, North West District. Police spokesman Jairam Ramlakhan yesterday said that the man was identified by his sister Mary Henry.

Daniels was struck down at around 1.30 am on Saturday. A Guyana Police Force statement said that investigations revealed that motor car PRR 459 was proceeding west along the southern carriageway of the road when it allegedly struck down the pedestrian, who was walking in the centre of the road.

Immediately after, PWW 6353, which was proceeding in the same direction behind the other vehicle, also struck the pedestrian, the statement added.

The man was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The two drivers were arrested and breathalyser tests found that they were above the legal limit for alcohol.

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