Sunday 17 November, 2019

Pedestrian, 63, dies after being hit by car

A 63-year-old man is dead following an accident in Penal on Sunday.

He has been identified as Pooran Ragoonanth.

According to reports, around 12:30 am the driver of a Nissan B13 was proceeding along the Penal Rock Road, when he observed a man walking along the side of the roadway.

The driver told police that upon reaching the vicinity of the Penal Hindu School, the man suddenly began walking towards the vehicle.

The driver attempted avoid collision, but he still came into contact with the pedestrian.

The police and paramedics were notified and officers led by Cpl Shue visited the scene.

Ragoonath was taken for medical treatment at the San Fernando Hospital, however, he succumbed to his injuries during the day.

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