Cyclist dies after hit by speeding minibus

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A 47-year-old man died Tuesday following an accident on the Strangroen Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara.

Dead is Seebaran Dhankumar of North Public Road, Mahaica, ECD.

In a press release police said the accident involved a minibus BTT 3832 driven by Surujpaul Bissoon, age 61 years of Novar, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara and pedal Dhankumar.

Enquiries disclosed that the minibus was proceeding east along the said road, allegedly at a fast rate of speed and according to the driver he saw the pedal cyclist, in front of him on the northern side of the road, when he (cyclist) suddenly changed directions and ended up into his path.

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The driver applied brakes to avoid a collision, but despite his efforts he collided with the pedal cyclist, the police report states.
The 47-year-old cyclist was picked up and taken to the Mahaicony Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor.

The driver is in custody assisting with the investigation.



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