Police are investigating an accident that occurred at around 18:15hrs yesterday (Thursday) on Farm Track (Access Road) at Madewini, East Bank Demerara (EBD), which resulted in the death of a 63-year-old pedestrian.
The accident involved a motor Lorry (GAD-7213) driven by a 27-year-old from Farm Track, and pedestrian Arnold De Santos (now deceased), a 63-year-old also from Farm Track.
Enquiries disclosed that the lorry was reversing south along the eastern side of Farm Track access road at a fast rate and collided with De Santos, who was walking on the eastern side of the road.
As a result of the collision, the rear right-side wheel of the lorry ‘rolled over’ the pedestrian. He received injuries to his head and other parts of his body. He was then picked up in an unconscious condition, escorted to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The body was escorted to the Memorial Funeral Home, where it awaits a post-mortem examination.
The lorry driver was arrested and is in custody, assisting with the investigation.