Rose Hall cyclist struck dead by ambulance

A Rose Hall town cyclist was struck dead yesterday by an ambulance from the Skeldon Hospital.

The police issued the following statement on the matter today:  “The police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 1945h. last night Sunday February 10, 2013, on the Rose Hall Public Road, Corentyne, and which resulted in the death of pedal cyclist Zulfikar Rahaman, 30 years, of Rose Hall.

“Initial investigations have revealed that motor ambulance PKK 386 was proceeding along the roadway, when it is alleged that Zulfikar Rahaman rode out from an access road unto the main road and was struck down. He was pronounced DOA at the New Amsterdam Hospital.

“The driver of the motor vehicle is in police custody assisting with the investigations.”

“I was sitting at the shop and this man was riding across the road. And the ambulance came with full speed and hit the man down”, a witness told Stabroek News yesterday.

The man was struck down sometime around 7:30 PM, close to the pedestrian crossing located in front of Republic Bank.

This newspaper was also told that the ambulance stopped for a  short while and then drove off.

The land rover ambulance, PKK386 was seen later  in the New Amsterdam Hospital compound.

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