Hopetown man killed in hit and run
An early morning hit-and-run accident at Golden Grove, West Coast Berbice has resulted in the death of pedal cyclist, Neil Wallerson, 53, of Hopetown Village.
He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Reports are that he sustained head injuries and there was a gaping wound to the back of his head.
Wallerson was riding his bicycle along the roadway when a Toyota Tundra vehicle struck him from behind.
He was flung some distance on impact.
His badly mangled bicycle was taken to the Fort Wellington station while police are yet to locate the vehicle which hit him.
Residents told this newspaper that around 5.15 am they heard the loud noise and thought that a cow was hit.