26-Y-O cyclist dies after Berbice accident; driver in custody


A 26-year-old pedal cyclist has succumbed to his injuries three days after he was involved in an accident on Bramfield Public Road, East Coast Berbice.

According to Police Headquarters, the accident involved a motor van driven by a forty-seven-year-old man of Section ‘B’ Letterkenny Village, Corentyne, Berbice and the 26-year-old victim of No.11 Village, East Coast Berbice.

Enquiries disclosed that Motor Van # GRR 3351 was proceeding east along the northern driveway on Bramfield Public Road, ECB, when it is alleged by the driver that the pedal cyclist, who was proceeding in the opposite direction along the northern side, swerved into the path of his vehicle.

Upon seeing same, the driver claimed he took evasive action to avoid a collision, however the right side rear view mirror came into contact with the pedal cyclist’s left arm causing him to fall onto the road surface where he received injuries about his body.

According to Police Headquarters, the victim was subsequently picked up by public spirited citizens in a conscious state and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was seen and examined by a Doctor on duty who admitted him a patient in the emergency unit.

The driver is in police custody assisting with the investigation.