Bhutanese Resident Hit To Death By A Car In Raleigh,North Carolina

Posted on 07 September 2011 by Editor
A pedestrian, 68-year old Bhutanese, who was hit by a car today morning, while he was crossing a road to head to his English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, has died.

The victim is identified as Nanda Lal Poudyel. Late Poudyel arrived Raleigh through resettlement program from Sanischare refugee camp in eastern part of Nepal in August 2008.

The accident, according to eyewitness, occurred at the intersection of Falls of Neuse and Sandy Forks roads, less than a mile from victim’s residing Apartment.

Poudyel, who was immediately rushed to Wakemed Hospital after the incident, was declared dead at around 9:20 am.

Late Poudyel (left) with wife and one of his sons, Abi. Photo courtesy/facebook page of Abi.
Our correspondent in Raleigh, who saw the dead body in the hospital, described that the victim’s upper side of the body, in particular head, neck, right ear, among other parts had sustained severe injuries.

Preliminary investigations of the police authorities suggested that the car hit the victim when he had made more than a half way of the road.The victim was hit by a white American lady driven sedan car.

Relatives of late Poudyel informed that the funeral rites have been scheduled for Friday from 2-5 pm in accordance with Hindu culture and tradition.

According to Dilli Wagley, who is been actively involved in discussing the issue with the police authorities in the area since the morning, the authorities have assured a fair and thorough investigation to the bereaved family. According to Wagley, the police authorities are yet to disclose the details of the investigations officially.

Meanwhile, an emergency meeting of the Bhutanese folks dwelling in the North Raleigh area held today afternoon, decided to collect 100 USD each from every Bhutanese families in the area, to assist the bereaved family with the cremation process. An estimated 25 Bhutanese families live in Raleigh.

Late Poudyel, who originally hailed from Dagana district while in Bhutan, was staying with his family in rented apartments. He is survived by his wife, four sons and five daughters.

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