Motorcyclist injured in Better Hope accident

An elderly man was admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was reportedly struck down by a minibus along the Better Hope Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Tuesday.
Police in a release stated that both the minibus bearing registration number BXX 9170 and the pedal cyclist were travelling along the roadway when the now injured man attempted to cross the road.
However, a motor car reportedly stopped to allow the elderly man to cross the road but the minibus suddenly overtook the motor car and collided with the pedal cyclist.
The pedal cyclist, the Police stated, fell onto the roadway and received injuries about his body. He was subsequently picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and admitted a patient in the male surgical ward suffering from a dislocated hip and punctured right leg.
The minibus driver was arrested and a breathalyser test was conducted but there were no traces of alcohol in his system. Investigations are continuing.