An 11-year-old Linden boy was the victim of a fatal accident which occurred yesterday at Sir David Rose Avenue, McKenzie.

A police press release stated that around 3.45 pm yesterday, pedal cyclist Akeen Jaipaul, of Redwood Crescent, McKenzie Linden was struck down by a minibus.

Investigations revealed that mini-bus BHH 454 was proceeding west on the southern side of the road while Jaipaul was allegedly heading in the opposite direction on the same southern side of the road.

Reports stated that the pedal cyclist attempted to cross the road and was struck down by the bus. He was taken to the McKenzie Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

Meanwhile the driver of the mini-bus is in police custody assisting with the investigations.

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