Soldier critical after being knocked down during road block
A Guyana Defence Force Private is battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was struck down by a motorcyclist during a road block operation.
The soldier’s name is Brian Samuel, 22, of Low Land Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Police said investigations revealed that ranks of the Joint Services, including the Private, were conducting a road block under “Operation Clean Sweep” on the Bath Settlement Public Road, West Coast Berbice about 01:30h when the motorcyclist who was proceeding east along the northern side of the road allegedly breached the cordon and collided with the soldier who was positioned on the northern side of the road.
As a result of the impact both victims fell onto the road surface; they were immediately rushed to the nearby Fort Wellington Hospital.
The cyclist, identified as Ramraj, 65, of 5th Street, Alberttown, received minor injuries and is admitted at the Fort Wellington Hospital.
A breathalyzer test was administered to the cyclist and no alcohol was detected in his breath.