Pedal cyclist killed in Mandela Avenue accident

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A 57-year-old man died Wednesday night after his bicycle collided with a car on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.
Dead is Lyndon Austin, 57 of Go Slow 4th Avenue Tucville, Georgetown.
In a press release police said the accident occurred about 22:30hrs involving motorcar # PAC 1350 owned and driven by 32-year-old Asif Mohamed of Lot 12 Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment East Coast Demerara and Austin.

Police say that motorcar # PAC 1350 was proceeding north on the centre of the western carriageway of Nelson Mandela Avenue while the pedal cyclist was proceeding north on the western side of the western carriageway. As the driver of the motorcar was in the vicinity of Rubis Gas Station, it is alleged that the pedal cyclist proceeded to cross the western carriageway going from west to east and in the process of doing so he ended up into the path of the motorcar which could not avert a collision.

As a result, the front centre portion of the motorcar came into contact with the pedal cyclist. Due to the impact, the pedal cyclist was thrown onto the bonnet and windscreen of the motorcar and landed on the surface of the road-receiving injuries about his body in the process. He was picked up by the driver and placed into the said motorcar in an unconscious condition and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty and treated for abrasions about the body and head injuries.
He died about 23:30hrs while receiving further treatment without regaining consciousness. The body is currently lying at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination. A notice of intended prosecution has been prepared and served after a breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the motorcar revealed his BAC was .044 and .043. He remains in custody assisting with the investigations.

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