A 74-year-old man died in a traffic accident while walking on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Thursday.
According to reports, the victim was walking along the highway shortly after 6 am when he was struck and killed by a 1996 Silver Toyota Sprinter driven by a 23-year-old man.
His death constituted the fourth traffic fatality of the year.
“We understand that the pedestrian was crossing the thoroughfare and the Toyota vehicle was travelling east-bound on Tonique WIlliams-Darling Highway,” Superintendent Craig Butler, officer-in-charge of the Traffic Division, said, adding: “The driver is a bit shaken as a result of the accident. He’s seeking medical attention and (we will) interview him as it relates to the current particulars of the event.”