Two persons have lost their lives on the country’s roadways on the first day of December.
Last evening, 45-year-old Shondell Sparrock, was crushed by a truck as she ran across the busy four-lane road at Peter’s Hall, close to the Demerara Harbour Bridge turn.
The incident occurred around 6:30pm. A Police report said the truck was proceeding east along the northern side of the Demerara harbour bridge access road tarmack negotiating a left turn when the accident occurred.
The woman was reportedly crossing the same side of the road from east to west, when the truck slammed into her.
She was pitched to the ground where she was crushed. The drive of the truck immediately stopped.
The Police was contacted and arrived on the scene to begin their probe. A breathalyzer test revealed the driver had no trace of alcohol in his system. However, he was taken into custody to further assist with the probe.
Earlier on Saturday, in the Mahaicony area, a 65-year-old cyclist lost his life when he was hit down by a motor pickup along the Danzie Public Road in Mahaicony.
The driver claims that the cyclist was riding ahead of him when he suddenly swerved into his lane.
The dead man has been identified as security guard, Muneshwar Narine of Mahaica.
A breathlyzer test was conducted on the driver and no trace of alcohol was found in his sytem. He was also taken into custody to assist with the probe.
Guyana has recorded over one hundred road deaths for this year so far.