An unidentified vagrant was on Monday evening struck down and killed by a motor lorry with a trailer at the intersection of Avenue of the Republic and Regent Street in Georgetown.
Police have said the vehicle was at the time being driven by a 38-year-old resident of Sophia, Greater Georgetown, heading south in the eastern carriageway of Avenue of the Republic, the traffic light signal having displayed green in his direction.
The driver told Police that he noticed four pedestrians on the eastern side of the road, and they suddenly attempted to cross. To avoid a collision, he swerved, but the vagrant ran into the rear left wheel of the trailer and fell on the roadway, where he sustained severe injuries.
An ambulance was called to the scene, but upon arrival, medical personnel pronounced him dead. The driver is currently in custody assisting with the investigations.