An accident on Monday night claimed the life of a 34-year-old pedal cyclist on the Den Amstel Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD).
Reports state that the accident involved a motor lorry, GTT 4953, driven by a 24-year-old from Meten-Meer-Zorg, WCD, and the now deceased, Joel Castang, of Lot 55 Hibiscus Scheme, Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara
Investigations revealed that the lorry was proceeding west along the public road when Castang rode across the road from south to north. The driver of the lorry swerved to avoid him but was unsuccessful. As a result, the front of the lorry collided with Castang who fell under the vehicle and was dragged for some distance.