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A pedal cyclist has been left in an unconscious state and is being supported by a ventilator after he was struck by a speeding minibus attached to the Health Ministry on Friday
Reports are that the accident occurred at about 06:10h on Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, in the vicinity of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).
According to Police, the pedal cyclist was proceeding south along the eastern drive lane of Vlissengen Road, holding a mattress on his head when he suddenly swerved right onto the western drive lane in an attempt to cross onto the western side of the road.
During the process, the cyclist allegedly ended up in the path of the minibus which was proceeding south along the eastern drive lane of Vlissengen Road at a fast rate of speed.
The driver of the minibus reportedly swerved right in an attempt to avoid a collision but still collided with the pedal cyclist. The minibus continued in a southwestern direction and ended up colliding with a CCTV camera pole on Vlissengen Road, where it came to a halt.
As a result of the collision, the pedal cyclist fell onto the roadway and received multiple injuries about his body. He was subsequently picked up in an unconscious state by two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The cyclist sustained five broken ribs and injuries to his lungs among other injuries, Police said.
The minibus along with the pedal cycle were lodged at the Kitty Police Station and the driver is presently in Police custody assisting with investigations.
Just weeks ago, a 17-year-old pedal cyclist was hospitalised after he collided with a vehicle belonging to the Local Government Ministry along the Port Mourant Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
The accident is said to have occurred on Monday at about 16:30h. The injured teen is from Babu Jaan, Corentyne, Berbice.
Based on reports received, the driver of the vehicle was proceeding along the said public road at a moderate speed when the cyclist rode into the path of the vehicle.
The driver reportedly told Police that he attempted to bring the vehicle to a stop but the cyclist was already in close proximity, thus resulting in a collision.
The teenager fell onto the roadway and received multiple injuries about his body.
He was picked up and taken to the Port Mourant Public Hospital where he was examined and transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was admitted.
The driver was later taken into custody. (G9)