Essequibo Coast man succumbs following Mash Day accident
More than one week after a pedal cyclist was struck down by a motorcar along the Reliance Public Road, Essequibo Coast, he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Sunday evening.
Dead is 21-year-old Arbie Stephens of Reliance, Essequibo Coast.
Based on information received, the driver of motorcar HC 2886 was proceeding along the Reliance Public Road at a fast rate of speed when it was alleged that Stephens suddenly rode across the road and into the path of the car.
As a result, the car collided with the pedal cyclist thus causing him to fall unto the roadway and sustain injuries to his head and other parts of his body. He was picked up and rushed to the Suddie Hospital where he was admitted a patient. Due to the extent of his injuries, he was transferred to the GPHC where subsequently died.
The 31-year-old driver of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, was detained but later released on station bail.
However, in light of the death of Stephens, the driver was rearrested and is expected to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Speaking with Guyana Times on Monday, the dead man parents, Davindra Bhajan and Salome Stevens said that Arbie was their only son and that they have five daughters. The parents explained that Arbie was assisting them financially in keeping three of his sisters in school. When this publication visited the young man’s home, his relatives were preparing for wake.