Babu John teen was injured in an accident

A 17-year-old pedal cyclist from Babu John in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region, is now a patient at New Amsterdam Hospital after allegedly riding the path of a moving vehicle on Monday afternoon.

Police say the incident happened just around 16:30h on Port Mourant Public Road, Corentyne.

Based on the information released, a pickup truck, driven by a 26-year-old man from East Canje, was heading west along the southern drive lane on Port Mourant Public Road when the pedal cyclist rode o ‘ at the northern entrance, straight across the public road and into the carriageway.

As a result of the collision, the cyclist received several injuries to his body and was rushed to Port Mourant Public Hospital, and further to New Amsterdam Public Hospital; where he underwent treatment and is now said to be stable.

The driver of the motor hoist has passed a breathing test, but remains in custody assisting with the investigation.

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