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Woman dead after being struck by speeding car

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A woman is now dead after she was struck by a speeding car on the East Bank Demerara.

She is of African decent and is suspected to be in her late forties. Her body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Parlour awaiting identification and a post-mortem.

She was struck down by an alleged speeding motorist who is in custody and assisting with the investigation.

Police said enquiries disclosed that motorcar PKK3251 driven by a 45 year old resident of Burnham Boulevard, Mocha, was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of Herstelling at a fast rate, when the pedestrian allegedly crossed the road from west to east into the path of the vehicle and collided; as a result, the left leg of the pedestrian was severed and she also sustained injuries to head and body.

She was taken to the Diamond Hospital in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead on arrival. A breathalyzer test was administered to the driver and no alcohol was detected in his breath. Investigation is in progress.

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