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A 55-year-old pedal cyclist was on Monday killed in an accident on the Stewartville Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD). Dead is Rajendra Doodnauth of Uitvlugt Pasture WCD.
According to investigations, at about 10:40h, car driven by George Douglas, 41, of Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara was proceeding east along the northern side of the road at a fast rate, when the pedal cyclist who was proceeding in the same direction of the motor car made a sudden turn across the road.
As a result, Doodnauth crashed into the car’s window screen, was pitched on to the roadway and then dragged some distance before the vehicle came to a halt. Doodnauth was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead after receiving medical treatment.
The driver of the car is in police custody assisting with the investigation.