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A 68-year-old pedal cyclist died early Monday morning after he reportedly collided with a truck at Wash Clothes, Mahaicony Branch Road, East Coast of Demerara (ECD).
Dead is Deonarine Lalchand, a resident of Wash Clothes, Mahaicony Branch Road, ECD.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, said the accident occurred at about 08:05hrs on Monday, September 22, 2020. It disclosed that the truck was driven by a 25-year-old resident of Woodley Park, West Coast Berbice.
“Enquiries disclosed that the motor lorry was proceeding south along the eastern side of the said road when it is alleged that while in the process of passing the pedal cyclist who was proceeding in the said direction, the cyclist suddenly swerved (to avoid a pool of water) into the path of the lorry, which caused the driver to take evasive action by pulling to the western parapet to avoid a collision. However, despite his efforts the left rear wheel collided with the pedal cyclist,” the police detailed.
According to the police, the 68-year-old pedal cyclist then felt onto the roadway. The truck subsequently “ran over” him, resulting in multiple injuries to his head and body.
The cyclist was then picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where he was seen and examined by a Doctor on duty who pronounced him dead.
The body is presently lying at Anthony’s Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination. The driver is presently in Police custody assisting with the investigation.