Cyclist badly injured after struck by car on High Street

A North/East La Penitence resident was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) Accident and Emergency Unit (A&EU) during the wee hours of yesterday morning after he was hit down by a motor car at D’Urban and High streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.

The accident occurred around 5.30 am and resulted in 52-year-old Compton Johnson sustaining multiple injuries. These include a broken right foot, a fractured neck and head injuries. Up to late yesterday afternoon, he had a CT scan done and was preparing for surgery although he was in an unconscious state.

Speaking to Stabroek News yesterday at the hospital, his brother, Clement Johnson said he received a call from a friend who works at the hospital, around 6 am yesterday informing him of the incident. He said he rushed to the hospital where he saw his brother “badly injured.”

He explained that Compton who resides one street away from him, left home yesterday morning to visit La Penitence Market.

The man said that from the information he received, his brother was riding a bicycle when motor car PSS 8003 struck him down. He was picked up by the driver of the said vehicle and taken to the hospital.

According to him, the driver was up to late yesterday afternoon in police custody assisting with investigations. The bicycle, which was badly damaged, was also at the police station.

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