East Ruimveldt chauffeur succumbs following accident

Sixty-two-year–old East Ruimveldt resident Eustace Rodrigues, who was struck down by a car while cycling in the city on Sunday morning, succumbed to his injuries early yesterday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital(GPH).

The man’s wife Vesta Rodrigues told this newspaper yesterday that she was told by hospital staff that her husband passed away shortly after 1am yesterday. The man was hooked up to a life support machine in the Intensive Care Unit of the GPH at the time of his death.

Eustace Rodrigues

Rodrigues was cycling along Lime Street, Werk-en-Rust on his way to the Bourda Market around 6:45 am on Sunday when he collided with a taxi, bearing registration number HB 9588, which was being driven by a female. He was rushed to the GPH by the driver shortly after. The man sustained extensive injuries about his body.

The matter was   reported to the Brickdam Police Station and the driver of the car was subsequently released on station bail. Relatives noted yesterday that they were in contact with the driver of the car and the police were also investigating the incident.

Rodrigues is expected to be buried this weekend.

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