Drunk driver kills 8-year-old
Eight-year-old Yoerindra Radhay, called Rahul, of Number 56 Village, Corentyne, died on the spot after he was hit by a speeding car on the Number 56 Public Road on Friday around 15:30 hours.
The pupil of No. 56 Primary School was sent on an errand to the shop and while he was walking on the right hand side of the road a speeding driver who was heading further up the Corentyne hit the child from behind.
The driver fled the scene but an ice-cream van was on the road at the time and saw what transpired. It gave a chase and caught up with him. The police were informed and the driver was apprehended at his home at No. 50 Village, Corentyne.
An eye witness who refused to be identified said the driver was speeding.
The child’s grandfather, Lloyd Douglas, said that he learnt from the police that the driver is unlicensed and was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He is also a deportee.
The car, PPP 6154, is at the No. 51 Police Station compound and the driver is in custody.