A 59-year-old woman was this morning killed by an alleged speeding minibus along the Nandy Park Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The dead woman has been identified as Dulmattie Boodlall of 950 Block Y Section C, Golden Grove, EBD. The accident occurred at about 07:30 hrs this morning.
Reports are that minibus PWW 7172, which is owned by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), and was driven by a police constable, was proceeding north along the western side of the eastern carriageway, allegedly at a slow rate of speed.
The police constable alleges that the woman was standing at a pedestrian crossing, and when he was about eight feet away, Boodlall started to cross the road.
Upon seeing this, the police constable said that he swerved to avoid a collision but collided with the 59-year-old woman. She fell onto the roadway and received injuries to her body.
She was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigations are ongoing.