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A 64-year-old pedestrian, who was hit by a car on the Better Hope Public Road on Monday, has succumbed to his injuries.
Sahadeo Balgobin, a resident of De Souza Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, died today, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 9:30hrs.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, said the accident occurred at around 18:15hrs on Monday, February 21, 2022 on the Hope Public Road.
Balram Sitaram, a 61-year-old resident of Lusignan, has been identified as the driver of the car that hit Balgobin.
It is alleged that Sitaram was proceeding east along the Better Hope Public Road in his car (HB 7962) when Balgobin ran across the road from south to north across, landing in the path of the car.
He reportedly fell on the car bonnet and windscreen then on to the road surface where he received injuries to his head and about his body.
Sitaram with the help of public-spirited citizens picked up the pedestrian and took him to the Georgetown Public Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit for medical attention in an unresponsive condition with a broken left leg.
Despite the efforts of medical personnel at the institution, the pedestrian died this morning.
The driver of the motorcar is presently in custody, and a breathalyzer test conducted on him found no trace of alcohol in his breath. A notice of intended prosecution has been served on the driver.