Man jumps to death in front of moving car

first_imgA technician on Friday morning allegedly threw himself in front of a moving car in what is believed to be an act of suicide.Dead is Dwayne Schultz, 48, of Lot 26 Edgerton Village, West Coast Berbice, commonly referred to as Number 4 Village. The incident occurred at Number Five Village.Dead: Dwayne SchultzThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) said in a statement on Friday morning that the incident involved a motorcar bearing registration number PNN 3769 driven by a 39-year-old man. The GPF stated that the motorcar was proceeding South along the western carriageway when the pedestrian, who was standing in the corner of the said western side of the road, allegedly jumped into the vehicle’s path and was struck.He was picked up in an unresponsive state and rushed to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The body is currently at the said hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination next Monday. The driver is in custody and assisting with the investigation, the release said. A breathalyzer test was also administered and no alcohol was detected in the driver’s breath.Meanwhile, the now dead man’s brother, Marlon Welcome, said the car could have been travelling at a fast rate at the time of the accident.“He was over the road and my uncle-in-law took the vehicle and then come back and tell me that Dwayne don’t want to come in the vehicle. The same time I hear ‘Blam’, and when I watch, I see he pitching in the corner… He had one passenger in the car. It did look like he did speeding because he nock him like here and stop right there; they had no tire marks or nothing,” he explained.Schultz is said to be an alcoholic. However, the dead man’s aunt, Carla Bacchus, noted that recently he had been acting strangely. In fact, on Friday morning he was seen throwing his clothes in a trench before subsequently leaving.Another aunt, Marva Allen, explained that efforts were being made to have Schultz stop the consumption of alcohol as that may have led to his poor state of health. She told that publication that on Thursday, Schultz related that if he could not get high wine, he was going to kill himself.Shultz leaves to mourn one son and four siblings.last_img

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