A 44-year-old cyclist succumbed at a city hospital on Sunday afternoon, hours after he was allegedly struck off his bicycle by an alleged drunken driver along the Foulis, East Coast Demerara, Public Road. Dead is Godfrey Wilkinson, a resident of Lot 38 Melanie Damishana, ECD.
Reports are that the accident occurred around 23.45hrs Saturday after which Wilkinson was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital. He was admitted as a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he succumbed around 2 pm on Sunday.
A police source informed this newspaper that the driver; a 29-year-old resident of Haslington, ECD was taken into custody. He was subject to a breathalyser test which found that his breath alcohol content was above the legal limit, the source said.
Stabroek News understands that Wilkinson was proceeding east along the northern side of the road when motor car, PLL 8714 struck him from behind.
As a result of the impact, Wilkinson was pitched off the bicycle and fell onto the roadway.
Wilkinson was picked up by public-spirited citizens and rushed to the hospital.