An unidentified man who was trying to attract the attention of a woman died on the spot when he was struck down by a speeding car on the Better Hope Public Road, East Coast Demerara, at around 19:00 hours yesterday.
The man was dragged several yards before he was deposited in the middle of the roadway, causing a temporary halt to traffic on the major carriageway.
According to eyewitnesses, the victim, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, was desperately trying to capture the attention of a female who was at the time in a Chinese restaurant.
It is alleged that the man attempted to cross the road in order to get closer to the woman when he ambled into the path of the car, which was driven by a former policeman.
Several persons at the scene could not say who the man was but some of them recalled seeing him imbibing in the area on a regular basis.
The driver of the car was taken into police custody while the victim’s body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Home.
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