A 54-year-old woman from Caroni died hours after she sustained injuries from being struck by a vehicle, while she was attempting to cross the road.  The accident occurred on Wednesday night.

The victim has been identified as Surajdeo Durant of Southbank Road in Caroni.

According to a police report, at about 7:20 pm, a man of St Helena was driving west along the Caroni South Bank Road in his white Nissan Xtrail.  On reaching the vicinity of KVS Supermarket, the man told police he felt an impact on the left side of the vehicle.

He said he stopped and got out to make checks and discovered an East Indian woman lying on the roadway with a wound to the back of her head.

She was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where she was treated.  However, she succumbed to her injuries early on Thursday morning.