Man dies after reportedly walking into path of motor lorry

A 56-year-old man was on Tuesday morning struck down on the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and died at the scene of the accident.

Police said enquiries found that Mohan Toolsie of Coverden, EBD disembarked a parked motor pickup GNN #7019, which was parked on the eastern carriageway facing south and attempted to cross from the eastern side of the said road to the western carriageway. Toolsie reportedly jumped over the concrete median at the centre of the road and ended up in the path of Motor Lorry GZZ #1233.

The driver of the lorry, a 25-year-old male of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, told police he applied brakes to avoid a collision, but due to the short distance, the lorry collided with Toolsie.

The accident occurred at about 7:45h.

Toolsie received injuries about his body and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Emergency Medical Technicians.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the lorry and no trace of alcohol was detected, police said. He remains in custody, as investigations continue.

The body of Mohan Toolsie was escorted to the Sandy’s Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination.