Pedal cyclist dead following accident with speeding car

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The family and friends of a 59-year-old pedal cyclist are now mourning his death after he was allegedly struck down by a speeding motor car along the Golden Fleece Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Saturday evening.

Dead is Tulsiram Rajkumar also known as “Otam” of Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast.

HGP Nightly News was told that the driver of the motorcar involved in the fatal accident has been identified as a 57-year-old male who hails from the Perseverance village, Essequibo Coast.

The accident took place around 18:30h on Saturday while the motorcar was proceeding North along the Western lane of Golden Fleece Public Road, Essequibo Coast, allegedly at a fast rate of speed.

According to the driver of the motor car, Rajkumar, who was riding on the Eastern lane heading South, “suddenly swerved” West into the path of his vehicle and collided. 

As a result of the impact, the pedal cyclist was flung some distance away to the Western lane, where he sustained injuries about his head and body and began bleeding profusely from his head. 

According to a police statement, Rajkumar was subsequently picked up in an unconscious condition and conveyed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounced him dead.

“His body was then taken to Suddie Hospital Mortuary where it awaits a Post Mortem Examination.  The driver of the motor car was arrested at the scene and taken to the Suddie Police Station and placed into custody where he is assisting with the  investigation as it continues,” the police added.

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