Police are trying to identify the body of a woman who was fatally struck just before sunrise this morning, by a speeding car at the intersection of Brickdam and Winter Place, which is in proximity to the National Insurance Scheme.

The unidentified woman was struck after the driver of the car had hastened in an effort to “beat” the traffic light, after apparently noticing that he had only a few seconds left to do so.

In the process, the woman was hit, and lost one of her legs as a result of the impact. She died on the spot.

At the time, the speeding car with license plate PLL 2838, was being driven by a 35-year-old labourer who hails from ‘A’ Field Sophia.

He has since been taken into custody for further investigations, while the body of the unidentified woman was taken to the Lyken’s Funeral Parlour.

The deceased was clad in a white top, orange skirt, and black sneakers; and sported a low haircut (locally known as a “boy-hair style”).

According to the police, she is about 5ft 8 inches tall and is dark in complexion.

Anyone who may be in a position to identify the body is being urged to make contact with the nearest police station.