Driver flees after killing teen, injuring cyclist

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The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a white Toyota Hiace ‘Pitbull’ Minibus and its driver which has caused the death of a pillion rider and injured a cyclist on Sunday night.

According to a statement from the police, the minibus struck down a 16-year-old cyclist, Razid Shaw of lot 35 Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and pillion rider, 15-year-old Karchand Khemraj of lot 44 Annandale Public Road, ECD and failed to stop and render assistance.

The incident occurred at about 18:45hrs on Sunday.

Police said Khemraj succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation at about 03:30hrs on Monday while Shaw is admitted at the said hospital in a critical condition.

According to investigations, the teens rode out of a northern access road onto the main road when the minibus which was proceeding east along the northern carriageway collided with the bicycle.

As a result of the impact, the youths were tossed onto the road surface and sustained head injuries.

Editor’s note: This story previously stated that the cyclist died while the pillion rider was injured. However, the police later corrected their statement to confirm that the pillion rider succumbed while the cyclist is hospitalised.  

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