A pedestrian who was struck down on the Agricola Public Road while attempting to cross the road on Monday, has succumbed to his injuries.

The man has not yet been identified. However, the truck driver is said to be a 33-year-old man of Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

Reports are that on Monday at about 07:10hrs; The truck was proceeding north along the western drive lane of the eastern carriageway of Agricola Public Road.

At that time, the third lane for northbound traffic was activated, and while in the vicinity of Agricola road head, he observed a pedestrian standing on the median facing east of the center of the two carriageway.

The man reportedly told investigators that while approaching the Agricola road head, the pedestrian, without looking south, walked east into the path of the motor lorry.

As a result, the lorry front center portion collided with the pedestrian who fell onto the roadway, and the rear right side wheel ran over both legs of the man.

He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Emergency Unit, where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty.

He was treated for head injuries, internal bleeding, and broken feet and was admitted into the emergency unit’s critical bay.

However, this morning at about 07:30 hrs, the man took his last breath. Nevertheless, the driver was placed in police custody and is assisting with the investigation.


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