Corentyne labourer killed by speeding taxi
A 57-year-old labourer was killed on Wednesday after a speeding taxi struck him off his pedal cycle at Princetown Public Road, Corentyne Berbice.
Dead is Marsha Adiana called “Dutchie” of Skeldon Corentyne. Police Headquarters reported that the accident occurred at about 11:30hrs.
The car, HC 8511, was being driven by a 25-year-old resident of Crabwood Creek, Corentyne Berbice.
Adiana, who also holds Surinamese citizenship, was riding north along the western side of the road when the car which was reportedly speeding lost control and struck Adiana.
As a result of the impact, Adiana was pitched several feet into the air then landed on the road a short distance away. The driver of the motorcar lost control and ended up into the trench on the southern side of the roadway.
Adiana received injuries to the body and was picked up in an unconscious stated and taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
His daughter, Ramona Adiana, was in a state of shock when she received the news of her father’s death. She told the News Room he would frequently ride from community to community searching for jobs.
He was described as hardworking person.
Police said the driver, who tested negative for alcohol, is in custody assisting with the investigation.