58-Y-O dies after being struck down by motor car


Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 21:50 hours last night on the Goed Fortuin Public Road West Bank Demerara which resulted in the death of cyclist Albert Shivdyal, 58 years of the said village.


Reports indicate that Motor car PNN 7289 was proceeding north along the western driveway at a fast rate, while the cyclist was proceeding in the said direction but on the eastern side of the road.


It was alleged that the cyclist then crossed the road from east to west, into the path of the car and was struck down.


He was picked up by ranks of a police patrol and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the car, who has since been taken into custody and no trace of blood alcohol was recorded, but according to police, a breaking distance of 126 feet from the point of impact was documented by the investigator.


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