Pedal cyclist struck down by drunk driver on Fort Ordinance Public Road

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A 69-year-old pedal cyclist has been admitted to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after being struck down by a drunk driver on the Fort Ordinance Public Road, East Canje Berbice.

The pedal cyclist has been identified as Dharanpaul Outar, also known as “Paul” of Fort Ordinance, East Canje Berbice.

Reports are that motor pickup GSS 1447, which 32-year-old Ronaldo Shewpersaud was driving, was proceeding south along the Fort Ordinance Public Road East at an alleged fast rate of speed, while Outar was proceeding along the road with his pedal cycle.

It is alleged by the driver of the pickup that the pedal cyclist was riding towards him on the right-hand side, and as they were about to pass each other – where the road is uneven – the pedal cyclist collided with his vehicle. 

As a result of the collision, the pedal cyclist fell onto the road surface and received injuries to his body. 

He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital by Shewpersaud, where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty who treated him for multiple injuries to his body.

He was then admitted as a patient and later transferred to GPHC in a semi-conscious condition, where he was further seen and examined by a doctor on duty, who later admitted him as a patient in the Accident and Emergency Unit.

His condition is regarded as serious. The driver was later tested for DUI and was found to be above the prescribed limit of 35 micrograms. Nevertheless, the investigations are ongoing.

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