The driver of the truck which allegedly struck down and killed 64-year-old Seeram Seecharran last Wednesday morning while he was attempting to cross the Houston Public Road has been released on $100,000 station bail as the investigation continues, Traffic Chief Linden Isles confirmed.
The accident had occurred around 8.45 am last Wednesday after which Seecharran, popularly known as ‘Champion,’ a father of four who resided at Lot 16 Herstelling New Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was picked up in an unconscious condition and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
Enquiries, this newspaper was told, revealed that the truck, GWW 7629, with trailer TKK 4726, was proceeding north along the western carriageway of the road when Seecharran proceeded to cross the road and ended up in the path of the vehicle.
Upon noticing Seecharran, the driver reportedly swerved to avoid colliding with him but the front of the truck still came into contact with the man.
Seecharran fell onto the roadway, after which the truck crashed into the Rahaman’s Christmas tree.
The driver who was identified as a 24-year-old resident of Hope West, Enmore, East Coast Demerara was subsequently taken into custody.
Hookmattie Seecharran, the dead man’s wife had explained to this newspaper that she last saw him alive around 8 am when he left home on his bicycle for Georgetown, in order to purchase a part for their television.
“He does ride and guh all over. Anyway he going is bicycle”, the widow said.
Eyewitnesses at the scene had claimed that the truck was not speeding at the time of the accident.