Woman, 23, dies after being struck down in early morning accident


Malesa Lewis, a 23-year-old woman from La Penitence, Georgetown, was struck down on Homestretch Avenue by a motorcar driven by 29-year-old Delroy D’Aguiar at around 04:30h on Tuesday.

The woman later succumbed to the injuries she sustained.

According to a police report, D’Aguiar was driving a motorcar bearing the license plate PSS 4025. He was reportedly proceeding east on the northern drive lane of Homestretch Avenue at a fast rate of speed.

The man alleged that David was crossing Homestretch Avenue from north to south, and ended up in his path.

Video footage of the accident, seen by the News Room, showed that the woman appeared to be wandering on the road.

It was, however, reported that the man applied brakes, but failed to stop. As a result, he collided with the pedestrian, causing her to fall onto the road surface and receiving injuries to the body.

The woman was then picked up in an unconscious state by emergency medical technicians and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was seen and examined by a doctor on duty.

Later in the day, she succumbed to her injuries while receiving medical attention.

Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver which revealed that he was above the prescribed limit at 0.038 and 0.036 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).

The driver was cautioned and arrested as the police investigation continues.

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