Cyclist dies in Greenwich Park accident, intoxicated driver in police custody


A cyclist who has only been identified as ‘Shako’ died after he was struck on the Greenwich Park Public Road, East Bank Essequibo Tuesday night.

Police Headquarters reported that motorcar (#PAC 3849), driven by 20-year-old Vashan Dhaniram of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, was speeding along the northern side of the road.

As Dhaniram was driving, the cyclist reportedly rode out from the northern side of the roadway in an attempt to cross the road and ended up in the path of the motorcar.

The car then collided with the bicycle, causing Shako to fall onto the front windscreen and then into a nearby trench. As a result of the impact, the cyclist’s right leg was severed and he received an injury to his head.

Dhaniram immediately stopped the car and Shako was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital. There, he was seen and examined by a doctor who pronounced him dead. The body was then escorted to the Ezekiel Mortuary, pending an autopsy.

The car and bicycle were reportedly lodged to be examined by a licensing and certifying officer while a breathalyser test was done on the driver of the motorcar. Police said he was found to be above the prescribed limit with .049% micrograms of alcohol.

The driver is in custody at Leonora Police Station.

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