Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred on the Golden Fleece Public Road, Essequibo Coast involving a motor car driven by a 57-year-old year Perseverance, Essequibo Coast man, and a pedal cyclist, Tulsiram Rajkumar, called Otam, age 59, of Golden Fleece. The accident occurred on Sunday around 18:30hrs.
Enquiries disclosed that the motorcar was proceeding north along the western lane, allegedly at a fast rate of speed when the driver of the motor car collided with the pedal cyclist, who was riding on the eastern lane, heading south.
As a result of the impact, the pedal cyclist was flung some distance away to the western lane where he sustained injuries about his head and body and began bleeding profusely from his head. He was subsequently picked up in an unconscious condition and conveyed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounced him dead. His body was then taken to Suddie Hospital Mortuary where it awaits Post Mortem examination.
The driver of the motor car was arrested at the scene and taken to the Suddie Police Station and placed into custody where he is assisting with investigations.