A vagrant was on Wednesday evening killed after a car allegedly ran over him along Main Street, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Up to press time, his identity has not been confirmed, but persons in the area would refer to him as “Nagamootoo” and “Santa Clause” since he sported thick white beard.Based on reports received, the man was lying in the middle of the roadway when he was run over by a car.According to the Police, motor hire car HC 6742 was being driven by a 25-year-old man of Tucber Park, New Amsterdam when the incident occurred.The Police said the car was proceeding north along the western drive lane at a normal speed when the driver alleged that he ran over “something”. As such, he stopped his motorcar and upon inspecting, he saw the man lying on the road with injuries to his head.The driver reportedly took the man who was in an unconscious state to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The driver was taken into custody. A breathalyser test was administered on him but there was no alcohol was found in his system.He remains in custody while the vehicle involved in the accident was given back to the owner as investigation continues.Eyewitnesses say that “Nagamootoo” had just come out of St John Street, New Amsterdam and took residency in the middle of the road.There are reports that the now dead man was once an inmate of the National Psychiatric Hospital.
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