Uitvlugt man killed in WCD accident

A 55-year-old man of Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara (WCD) is now dead following an accident which occurred on Monday along the Stewartville Public Road sometime around 10:40h.

The man has been identified as Rajendra Doodnauth of Uitvlugt Pasture, WCD.

Doodnauth was said to be riding his bicycle when he was struck down and killed by a motorcar driven by a 41-year-old man of East Coast Demerara.

Reports are that the motorcar was proceeding east along the northern side of the road at a fast rate when the pedal cyclist, who was proceeding in the same direction of the motorcar, made a sudden turn across the road and collided with the front of the car.

As a result of the collision, the pedal cyclist fell onto the front windscreen of the motorcar, then onto the road surface where he was dragged some distance before the vehicle came to a stop.

The man was picked up by in an unconscious state and was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

The driver is in custody assisting with investigation.