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.
There is NO deal in place for QPR and Newcastle target Jermain Defoe to return to England, according to FC Toronto president Tim Leiweke.It has been reported that Defoe, who joined Toronto on a four-year deal back in February, is already looking for an escape route back to the Premier League after supposedly struggling to settle at the MLS club.Leiweke has also previously said that the club will have no problem moving him on if he shows that he is not committed to Toronto.QPR and Newcastle, who are both in the market for forward recruits, were both heavily linked with the former Tottenham hitman during the summer transfer window but neither managed to bring him back to England.And now, according to Leiweke, Defoe is ready for the side’s final four games of the MLS campaign – and there is currently no plans for him to leave.Speaking at the Leaders in Football conference in London, Leiweke said: “He is fully committed to Toronto for the final four games of the season.“We will talk in December but there is currently no deal in place for him to leave.” 1 Jermain Defoe in action for Tottenham
TWO people rescued off the Donegal coast were not wearing lifejackets and were uncooperative with their rescuers, the Irish Coast Guard said today. A spokesman said that Greencastle Coast Guard boat and shoreline team and Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 were tasked to two persons in the water in Lough Foyle from an overturned boat.“The Coast Guard boat recovered both from the water at 8pm – they hypothermic but otherwise well but were uncooperative,” he said. “Neither were wearing lifejackets and Gardai were on scene.”He said the Greencastle Coast Guard shoreline team also then came across an injured young female and requested the ambulance be diverted to the scene.The incident is just the latest around Ireland where people have taken to the sea without lifejackets. COAST GUARD ANGER AS ‘UNCOOPERATIVE’ DUO FOUND WITHOUT LIFEJACKETS was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coast guardGreencastlerescue