A 57-year-old female pedal cyclist was killed this morning in an accident along the La Penitence Public Road, Georgetown sometime around 08:15hrs, police say.
The accident involved motor lorry (#GNN 5584), which is owned by a resident of No. 47 Village, Corentyne Berbice, and at the time of the accident, was being driven by a 26-year-old from Section ‘B’ No. 47 Village, Corentyne Berbice.
Dawn Booker, who died in the accident, was a Special Corporal 8584, stationed at S/C Headquarters and attached to the Small Business Bereau. Booker resided at Perseverance, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.
According to video footage of the accident that was obtained by Police, the female pedal cyclist was proceeding south on the eastern parapet of La Penitence Public Road, Georgetown whilst a male pedal cyclist was proceeding in the opposite direction on the said eastern parapet. As the two cyclists were passing each other, Special Corporal Booker swerved west and lost control of her pedal cycle. She fell on the eastern edge of the road, where she came into contact with the left rear wheel of motor lorry GNN 5584 that was proceeding south on the said eastern side of the road.
As a result of the impact, Corporal Booker sustained severe injuries to her head and other parts of her body. Shortly after, personnel from the EMT arrived on the scene where Corporal Booker was examined and pronounced dead by Doctor Joseph of the Georgetown Public Hospital.
The body was then escorted by the police to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Parlour.
Motor lorry GNN 5584 and the pedal cycle are presently at the Ruimveldt Police Station to be examined by a Licensing and Certifying Officer.
Measurements were taken by police at the accident scene, and the lorry and pedal cycle photographed.
A breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of Motor Lorry # GNN 5584 which revealed .000 micrograms of alcohol in his breath.
The lorry driver is presently in custody assisting with the investigation.