A Turkeyen man was struck down while riding a bicycle along the Industry Railway Embankment Road on Wednes-day and succumbed later at the George-town Public Hospital while receiving medical attention.
Taquin Springer, 37 Lot 161 ‘D’ Field, South Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, was struck down on Emancipation Day by a Route 44 minibus at around 1.15 pm. The time of his death was given as around 7 pm.
Police said Springer at the time of the accident was unidentified. However, his brother, Orin Laundry, who resides with him, went to the hospital yesterday afternoon and positively identified him.
A police statement said after the accident the 29-year-old driver of minibus BWW 283, of South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara, picked up and rushed the now deceased man to the hospital.
At the time of the accident, police said, the driver was proceeding west along the southern carriageway when Springer suddenly rode out of a southern access road before turning west. He then reportedly turned into the driver’s path and they collided.
The driver is currently in police custody. A breathalyser test returned a negative result when the driver was tested.