55-year-old Maxwell Mona died today, days after he was struck down by a minibus. Mona, a labourer of Chester Village, West Coast Berbice died at 05:55 hrs at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital.
According to information, the incident occurred on December 7, 2020 about 18:20hrs on Chester Public Road, West Coast Berbice.
At the time of the incident, the minibus was driven by a 34-year-old resident of Foulis, Enmore, East Coast Demerara.
Enquiries disclosed that the minibus was proceeding west on the southern lane of the said road when it was alleged by the driver that the pedestrian suddenly ran from the southern side to the northern side into the vehicle’s path.
The driver applied brakes to avoid a collision but despite the effort, the left side front portion of the vehicle hit the pedestrian. As a result of which the pedestrian fell onto the roadway where he received injuries about his body.
The injured pedestrian was pickup in an unconscious state by the driver and taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital, where he was seen and examined by a doctor. The injured man was transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital in a critical condition.
A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver and but no trace of alcohol was found.