Cy­clist killed in Grove ac­ci­dent

Weekend Mirror - - EDITORIAL -

An

uniden­ti­fied pedal cy­clist was struck down and killed in front of a pop­u­lar sports bar at the School Street junc­tion of Grove, East Bank De­mer­ara at about 15:45hrs on Wed­nes­day.

Re­ports are that the driver of hire car HC 3809 was pro­ceed­ing north on the western side of the high­way in the di­rec­tion of Ge­orge­town when he al­legedly swerved from a minibus and crashed into the pedal cy­clist, who was in the process of cross­ing the road from the western side to the eastern walk­way.

When this pub­li­ca­tion vis­ited the scene, the body of the dead cy­clist had al­ready been taken to the nearby Di­a­mond Di­ag­nos­tic Centre.

The driver of the car, ap­par­ently dev­as­tated and in shock from the ac­ci­dent, lay in the yard of the Di­a­mond Hospi­tal, too dis­traught to speak to me­dia op­er­a­tives.

He nev­er­the­less dis­closed that he had felt the im­pact of the hit, but did not know that he had hit the cy­clist. He re­lated that it was only when he was asked if he had hit the minibus that it dawned on him that he had struck down the cy­clist.

He has since been taken into Po­lice cus­tody as in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.

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