Pedal cyclist seriously injured after being struck by soldier
A pedal cyclist is now in an unconscious state at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was struck down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by a Corporal of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday morning along the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara.The severely injured man was identified as 57-year-old Ramlackhan (only name given), of Lot 346 Martyrs Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, the now injured man was towing another friend, who is allegedly from Sixth Street, Success, East Coast Demerara (ECD). He sustained lacerations to his right arm but did not seek any medical attention.Reports are that around 05:15h on the day in question, the duo was riding along the roadway when they were hit off of their bicycle by motorcar PRR 7815. It was reported that the car was being driven by a 33-year-old Corporal.However, the seriously injured man was picked up and taken to the GPHC where he was admitted a patient. Up to this morning, the 57-year-old pedal cyclist was said to still be in an unconscious state.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. He is presently in custody as Police continue their investigations.On March 24, a hit-and-run accident along the Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), had claimed the life of 50-year-old pedal cyclist Peter Billison of Lot 17 Soesdyke, EBD.The pedal cyclist was reportedly proceeding along the roadway when he was struck from behind by a motorcar which reportedly sped off the scene.Picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited persons, Billison was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.