Pedal cyclist killed after crashed into by minibus

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A minibus driven by a 29-year- old resident of # 28 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Thursday crashed into a pedal cyclist on the Non Pariel Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), killing him on the spot.

The accident occurred at around 14:00hrs on Thursday. The pedal cyclist is so far unidentified.

According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the minibus BXX4563 was proceeding east along the northern side of the road when the driver alleged that he saw the cyclist who was proceeding west on the said side of the road about 25 meters away. The 29-year-old driver told investigators he sounded his horn.

But he said as he was about to pass the cyclist, the man suddenly swerved south across the road and a collision occurred.

The cyclist was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting identification and post mortem.

The driver who passed a breathalyzer test, is in custody assisting with the investigation.

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