Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Tuesday about 20:40hrs at Greenwich Park Public Road, East Bank Essequibo.
The accident involved motorcar, PAC 3849, owned and driven by 20-year-old Vashan Dhaniram of lot 111 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo and a pedal cyclist whose name was given as “Shako”of Tuschen North, East Bank Essequibo.
Enquiries disclosed that the motorcar was proceeding east at a fast rate when the pedal cyclist suddenly attempted to cross the road. He ended up into the path of the motorcar.
The vehicle collided with the cycle, causing the man to fall onto the front windscreen before being catapulted into a nearby trench.
As a result of the impact, his right foot was broken off from the ankle and he received a wound to his head.
He was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state and placed into a motorcar which took him to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.
There, he was seen and examined by Dr. Smart, who pronounced him dead on arrival.
The body was then escorted to the Ezekiel Mortuary for storage and a post-mortem examination.
A breathalyzer test was done on the driver of the motorcar and he was found to be above the prescribed limit with .049% micrograms of alcohol. The driver is in custody at Leonora Police Station. Investigation ongoing.