Man conducting road works knocked down and killed by speeding pickup

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The scene of the accident (Snippet taken from video posted by Steve Baul)

See full statement from the Guyana Police Force:

*Police investigating Fatal Accident at Montrose*

Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 022:05 hrs last night (Monday) on the public road at Montrose, East Coast Demerara, which resulted in the death of pedestrian Daniel Mc Calmon, a 29-year-old Construction Worker from West La Penitence, Georgetown.

The accident involved Motor Pickup #PAD 1720 owned by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and driven by a 44-year-old Driver of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway; Motor Pick-Up #GMM 8060, owned and driven by an 80-year-old of Dasrath Street Triumph Village, East Coast Demerara; and pedestrian Daniel Mc Calmon (now deceased).

Enquiries disclosed that the NIS Pick-Up was proceeding West on the southern carriageway of Montrose Public Road at a fast rate and whilst in the process of negotiating a left turn, the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with the centre median of the road. As a result, the vehicle ended up on the northern carriageway and collided with the pedestrian (Mc Calmon), who was doing roadwork alongside the northern carriageway.

As a result of the collision, Mc Calmon was dragged by the pickup vehicle on the northern carriageway and in the process collided with another pickup (#GMM 8060) which was proceeding East on the northern driving lane.

Due to this additional collision, both vehicles received extensive damage and then came to a halt. McCalmon was pinned under pickup #GAD 1720. He was picked up in an unconscious condition by public-spirited citizens and placed into a vehicle which took him to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was seen and examined by a Doctor, who pronounced him dead on arrival.

The body was later escorted to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on Dwayne Williams, the driver of Motor Pick-Up #PAD 1720 which showed readings of .068 and .071 Micrograms respectively. He remains in police custody assisting with the ongoing investigation.