Cyclist succumbs to injuries after knocked down by hire car driver

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Less than 24-hours after being struck down by a taxi, a young motorcyclist lost the battle for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Dead is Ramairo Wilson, 23, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

At around 18:45h on Tuesday evening, Wilson and his friend were on the motorcycle at Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD when they were struck down by hire car HC 3989, which was being driven by a 39-year-old man of  Pouderoyen, WCD.

Reports are that the hire car was proceeding west along the southern side however he stopped to make a purchase at a nearby shop.

The driver then began driving off but made a sudden U-turn, to head east.

During this process, the cyclist, which was proceeding west on the southern side, collided with the car.

The motorcycle slammed into the right front fender of the motorcar resulting in Wilson and pillion rider being flung to the northern side of the road.

According to the police, the duo sustained head injuries as well as several other bruises about their bodies.

Wilson was picked up in an unconscious state while the pillion rider was semi-conscious. They were both rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) where Wilson was examined and referred to the GPHC in a critical condition.

However, Wilson succumbed to his injuries yesterday afternoon around 15:30h at the GPHC. His body is at the GPHC’s mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination.

Wilson’s friend remains hospitalised at the WDRH.

The driver was taken into custody immediately after the accident.

Editor’s Note: This story previously stated that the driver was intoxicated. However, police later clarified that he was not under the influence of alcohol. 

 

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