7-year-old dies in Essequibo Coast accident

first_imgA seven-year-old boy has become the latest road fatality after he was struck down by a motorcar along the Aurora Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Dead is Jagdesh Mohanlall of Aurora Village. Reports are 42-year-old Gobin Chandrika, a businessman, was driving his motorcar, PNN 9465 along the Aurora Public Road, when the child reportedly ran out of a yard and into the path of the moving vehicle.Chandrika allegedly attempted to avoid the collision, but the left side of the vehicle came into contact with the lad. Due to the impact, he sustained injuries and was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.A breathalyser test was administered on the driver, who hails from Hibernia, Essequibo Coast and it proved that he was above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.He was taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigations. Police in March stated that they have recorded an 18.1 per cent decrease in fatal accidents up to the end of February 2018.The Guyana Police Force stated speeding, inattentiveness and pedestrian crossing in the path of approaching vehicles were the main causes of fatal accidents.Statistics also showed that there were 2935 recorded cases of speeding, 752 instances of breach of condition of road service licence, 247 cases of persons driving under the influence of alcohol, 165 cases of persons using their cellular phones while driving, and it was also reported that 254 drivers breached the traffic light signals.last_img read more