Youth killed in accident on No. 8 public road


Twenty-one-year-old Shemar Nurse of Number 8 Village, West Coast Berbice was Friday night killed in an accident while riding his bicycle along the public road.

According to a police report, a hire car, driven by a 48-year-old male of Liverpool, Corentyne, Berbice, collided with Nurse at about 19:30h; enquiries disclosed that the car was proceeding east along the northern side of the road, while Nurse was proceeding west along the southern side.

The driver of the car claimed that Nurse, who was riding behind a motor lorry, made a sudden right turn from the northern to the southern side of the road.

“The driver on seeing this, pulled further north to avoid a collision but despite his efforts, the right-side front portion of the car collided with the pedal cyclist,” the police statement noted.

As a result of the collision, Nurse was thrown to the bonnet of the car, then on to the front windscreen, and then onto the roadway where he received injuries about his body.

He was subsequently picked up in an unconscious condition by public-spirited persons and taken to Fort Wellington Public Hospital where he was seen pronounced dead on arrival.

The body is at the Bailey’s Funeral Home awaiting a Post Mortem Examination. The driver was arrested and placed into custody as the investigation continues.

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