One week after a pedal cyclist lost his life in an accident on the Corentyne Public Road, after being slammed into by a member of the Guyana Police Force, the police rank yesterday succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was in an unconscious state.

The rank has been identified as 30-year-old Constable Navindra Jodhan who resided at John Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice. He was attached to the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam.

On June 15, last, 47-year-old Malchan “Rasta” Ramdanny, a labourer, of No. 69 Village, Corentyne, Berbice was riding his pedal cycle when he was struck by Jodhan, who was at the time riding a motorcycle.

According to a police release, the pedal cyclist was proceeding north along the western side of the road ahead of the motorcycle around 16:20 hrs. The said motorcycle was a short distance behind a motorcar which was allegedly traveling at a fast rate of speed.

The motorcar passed the pedal cyclist. It was reported that the pedal cyclist made a sudden turn into the path of the motorcycle in an attempt to cross the road from west to east.

In doing so, the motorcycle collided with the pedal cyclist. As a result, both individuals received injuries and were rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital, where the pedal cyclist was pronounced dead on arrival. Constable Jordan was treated and referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he later succumbed.


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