Tucville man killed in Mandela Ave. accident

-country’s 20th road fatality for the year

Lyndon Austin, 57, of Go Slow Drive, Tucville, Georgetown was killed last evening along Mandela Avenue by a motor car suspected to have been spreading. The Guyana Police Force (GPF) in a press release this morning noted stated that the accident occurred around 10:30 pm as Austin was proceeding north along the western side of the western carriageway on his cycle on Mandela Avenue, and the driver of the car, identified as Asif Mohammed, 32, was proceeding north along the centre of the western carriageway of the road.

The police said it is alleged that Austin, in the vicinity of Rubis Gas Station, was crossing the western carriageway, going from the west to east, and in the process he ended up into the path of the car. The man was then picked up by the driver of the car and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was seen and examined by a doctor and was treated for abrasions about his body and along with head injuries.

Austin, who did not regain consciousness, succumbed at about 23:30 hrs to his injuries while receiving further medical attention. The driver of the car was arrested and is expected to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving, as police investigations continue. Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, speaking with the media on  March 7, 2022,  had expressed great concerns about the country’s current death rate resulting from road fatalities. He reported that 15 persons have lost their lives as a result of 14 road accidents so far this year. Unfortunately, since that report five more Guyanese have reportedly lost their lives to road accidents.

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