Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Monday at about 05:50hrs on the La Grange Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

The accident involved hire car, HD 3435, owned and driven by 35-year-old Timothy Waldron of Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown and pedestrian 52-year-old Vidya Tie of lot 46 Samaroo Scheme, La Grange.

The driver told cops that he was proceeding north and in the process of overtaking a motorcar (number unknown) the woman suddenly ran across road into the path of the vehicle.

As a result of the collision, the pedestrian was flung onto the bonnet and windscreen of the hire car.

She was thrown onto the road’s surface and sustained injuries about her body. She was picked up in an unconscious state by the police and the driver and escorted to West Demerara Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The body was transported to Ezekiel Funeral Home for storage and a post-mortem examination.

The driver was arrested, a breathalyzer test was conducted on him and no trace of alcohol was detected. However, a Notice of Intended Prosecution was served. Further investigations are in progress.



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