Cyclist dies in Mandela accident; driver in custody


Lyndon Austin, 57, of Go Slow, Tucville, Georgetown died after he was struck down by motorcar (PAC 1350) on the Mandela Avenue Public Road on Wednesday night.

Police Headquarters reported that the car was being driven by 32-year-old Asif Mohamed of Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara, who is in police custody.

The accident occurred at about 22:30hrs in the vicinity of the Rubis Gas Station.

Police said Mohamed was proceeding north when Austin rode into his path and collided with the front of the car.

Due to the impact, Austin was thrown onto the bonnet and windscreen of the car and landed on the surface of the road; he sustained injuries to the head and other parts of his body.

He was picked up in an unconscious condition by Mohamed and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries at about 23:30hrs. Police said he never regained consciousness.

The body is presently at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy.

Police said a notice of intended prosecution was served on Mohamed. a breathalyser test was conducted and his alcohol level was to be .044 and .043.


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