Diamond man killed in accident

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Vijai Doodnauth, 27, of Sea Dam Diamond Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara was killed on Friday afternoon after he allegedly ran into the path of a vehicle belonging to the Ministry of Housing and Water.

Police say the accident occurred at about 18:45h on the Diamond Public Road, East Bank Demerara. The government vehicle was being driven by a 42-year-old male of Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown.

The driver told police that he was proceeding north along the western carriageway and while in the vicinity of Courts, the pedestrian, who was standing on the concrete median, allegedly ran into the path of the vehicle.

A collision occurred and as a result, the pedestrian received injuries about his body and head. The injured man was picked up in an unconscious condition by the driver and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was seen and examined by a doctor and admitted a patient.

He subsequently succumbed to his injuries on Saturday at about 02:22h. The body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.

Police say a breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver but no trace of alcohol was found. He remains in custody assisting with the investigation.

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