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Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Tuesday morning on the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara, which resulted in the death of Mohan Toolsie, aged 56 years of Coverden, East Bank Demerara.
Below is the full police release
The now dead man was reportedly hit by Motor Lorry GZZ #1233 driven by a 25 year-old male of Kuru kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, after he (now deceased) attempted to cross from the eastern to western side of the said road.
Further enquiries disclosed that Motor Lorry GZZ #1233 was proceeding north along the eastern carriageway when the deceased disembarked a parked motor pickup (GNN #7019) which was parked on the eastern carriageway facing south and attempted to cross from the eastern side of the said road to the western carriageway. The man then reportedly jumped over the concrete median at the center of both carriageways and ended up in the path of the motor lorry. The driver applied brakes to avoid a collision, but due to the short distance, the motor lorry collided with Toolsie.
The man who received injuries about his body, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Emergency Medical Technicians.
A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the lorry and no trace of alcohol was detected. He remains in custody, as investigations continue.
The body of Mohan Toolsie was escorted to the Sandy’s Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination.