A pedal cyclist dies after being hit by a minibus in Herstelling

A pedal cyclist has now died after being hit by a minibus in Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.

The dead man is identified as 33-year-old Adiraj Persaud of Herstelling.

The accident happened sometime around 14: 10h on Friday.

According to police reports, the minibus was heading north on the westbound carriage of the Herstelling Public Road when it collided with the Persaud, who was crossing the road on his bicycle at the time.

After hitting the pedal cyclist, the bus collided with a motor truck parked on the road.

As a result of the collision, Persaud was moved to the road surface where he was injured and then picked up in an unconscious state by a citizen of public spirit and transported to Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC). The injured man was admitted as a patient with a broken right hand and skull. He later died while undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, the driver of the 43-year-old minibus, a resident of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, passed a breath test but assisted with further investigations.

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