Goedverwagting accident victim died due to multiple injuries, autopsy confirms

Kumarie Sookdeo, the 63-year-old woman who died last Tuesday morning after reportedly running into the path of a vehicle along the Goedverwagting Public Road, on the East Coast of Demerara, died as a result of multiple injuries sustained, an autopsy has confirmed.

Police spokesman Jairam Ramlakhan confirmed the findings of the autopsy, which was performed on Friday by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh.

He said the driver, a resident of Thomas Street, Kitty, who was arrested following the accident, has since been released on station bail, pending a further investigation.

The accident occurred around 10.20pm last Monday.

Enquiries, the police had said, disclosed that motor vehicle PRR 6071 was proceeding west along the southern carriageway of the public road when it collided with Sookdeo, a resident of Lot 43 Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, who was a pedestrian.

Sookdeo reportedly ran into the vehicle’s path, the police had added.

She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she succumbed at about 5.30 am on Tuesday while receiving medical treatment.

Simi Singh, Sookdeo’s daughter, had told this newspaper that her mother, who lived with her, would normally leave home on a daily basis to visit her friends around the area.

She said the last time she saw Sookdeo was on Sunday. “Every day she does go out on the road. But we didn’t expect that she would go suh far because she does normally go right around hay (Kitty),” Singh had said.

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