Teenager killed in EBE accident

An East Bank Essequibo (EBE) teen has become the latest road fatality after he reportedly collided with a road construction vehicle in the vicinity of Vergenoegen, on Thursday afternoon.

Dead is Ricardo Edwards, 17, of Vergenoegen Sideline Dam, EBE.

Reports are the young man was riding his pedal cycle and rode into a heavy-duty machine which made a sudden turn on the roadway. As a result of the impact, the teenager fell to the roadway and sustained severe head injuries.

He was picked up and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in an unconscious state but later succumbed to his injuries. The operator of the machine was taken into Police custody as Police continue their investigations.

Up to February 14, 2017, 13 persons were killed in road accidents.