A Whim Village, Corentyne cane harvester who was on his way to assist a fellow villager in uplifting chairs for a wake house was fatally struck by a motor car which was being driven by his neighbour.
Doodnauth Sookraj, 44, of Lot 124 Whim Village, Corentyne was heading to the main road on his bicycle when he was struck by motor car HC 4917 sometime around 1. 30 am yesterday.
According to information gathered, Sookraj was coming out of the street, when the motor car which was coming from New Amsterdam allegedly dashed into the street at a fast rate and collided with the pedal cyclist.
The driver, 26, of Lot 100 Whim Village, Corentyne is in police custody assisting with the investigation.
According to a police source, the driver picked up the man and rushed him to the Port Mourant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Stabroek News was also told that the driver, a male relative of Sookraj and another man were in the car at the time of the accident.
Sookraj’s wife, Knche Reddi, 43, told Stabroek News, that her husband left home to attend a wake house and assist some villagers with chairs for another wake house.
“He say he going one wake and the other one he gone go first and help them boy
bring chairs and so, so he had to meet them at the main road so he ride out going when it happen”, she said.
The woman noted that she was told that as a result of the collision her husband pitched from his bicycle into a nearby electrical pole after which he fell onto the street.
She said the father of three sustained head and shoulder injuries. His body is presently at Persaud’s Funeral Parlour in New Amsterdam awaiting a post-mortem examination.