Policeman who was struck by speeding canter while crossing school children succumbs


Three days after being struck while performing duties at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, a traffic officer succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Dead is 25-year-old Kelvin La Fleur, of Demerara Road, Lamaha Springs, Georgetown. At the time of his demise, he was attached to the Providence Police Station.

According to reports received, the traffic rank who served at the Kitty and Brickdam Police Stations was in the process of crossing some school children when he was struck by a canter which was overtaking another vehicle.

Dead: Police Constable Kelvin La Fleur
Dead: Police Constable Kelvin La Fleur

Following the accident, La Fleur sustained injuries to both hands and a broken right leg. He was discharged from hospital but due to persistent pains, he was rushed back to the medical facility on Thursday morning.

La Fleur however took his last breath just after noon on Thursday.

The former Science Teacher was described as a loving individual who was dedicated to his job and family.

La Fleur was also instrumental in planning many activities with the aim of bridging the void between the public and the Police Force.

A close friend of the officer stated that “a loved person indeed has gone. He may not be my loved one, but he was loved by many with whom he came into contact”.
The driver of the motor vehicle was arrested and is expected to be charged shortly.



  1. Why was he discharged. After the major trauma he suffered , he should have had a Cat scan for trauma to the brain , I presume he had more than one Xray. He should have been examined for injury to internal organs. While these examinations and scans were happening, he should have been kept in hospital in emergency care, under close observation. Serious trauma injuries are not always obvious. An autopsy should be carried out and any trauma protocol not followed, must be brought to attention of all trauma personnel..


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