Woman, 38, dies after run over by GDF bus

A woman who Police identified as 38-year-old Lavie Long died in the wee hours of Saturday after she was ran over by a bus belonging to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

Police in Regional Division Five said the fatal accident occurred at about 01:05hrs on the Foulis Public Road, West Coast Berbice.

The GDF vehicle was driven by a 46-year-old Staff Sergeant of Timehri North, East Bank Demerara.

The Staff Sergeant is attached to Base Camp Stephenson.

He has since been placed into custody at the Vigilance Police Station assisting with the investigation.

The Staff Sergeant was allegedly driving at a fast rate when he collided with Long of El Dorado Vilage, West Coast Berbice.

The 38-year-old woman received injuries to her head and succumbed on the spot.

Police ranks were alerted of the accident and subsequently visited the scene at about 01:40 hrs.

Long’s body was picked up and taken to the Bailey’s Funeral Parlour and is awaiting a post mortem examination.

Police ranks intercepted the driver and the vehicle at Vigilance (Public Road), East Coast Demerara, where a breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver and no trace of alcohol was detected.

The scene was photographed and CCTV footage of the accident has been obtained.

The driver remains in police custody as investigations continue.