A 50-YEAR-old La Romaine machine operator died in a hit-and-run collision near his home on Wednesday.
Hardeo Sahadeo, of Jacksingh Trace, La Fortune, Woodland, succumbed to his injuries at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Sahadeo spent the evening drinking at a bar near his home, and around 11.30 p.m. he fell down on his street.
His neighbour, Anjanie Debbysingh, contacted the San Fernando Police Station and when police responded, Sahadeo was found covered in blood.
He was taken to hospital, and died while undergoing treatment around 4a.m.
Sahadeo's nephew, Steve Sahadeo, who lived next door to the deceased, said he last saw his uncle around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"He was a good fella. He never had any arguments with anybody. He used to go to church every week, but he would drink sometimes", Steve Sahadeo said.
The deceased's girlfriend, Lutchmin Lal, 49, of Quarry Village, Siparia, said he was "a loving person".
Lal said: "He spent the weekend by me. He was always very nice. I will miss him".
The deceased was not married, and had no children.
Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov said Sahadeo sustained multiple fractures to the chest, his spine was crushed, there were lacerations to both kidneys and he suffered a ruptured aorta. Alexandrov said the deceased's injuries suggested that he was hit from behind, and with the impact he pitched into the air fell.