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Mahaica teen killed by speeding minibus on way home – Guyana Times

An early Sunday morning accident along the Mahaica Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), has claimed the life of a teenage cyclist.
Seventeen-year-old Varesh Mangal also known as “Buddo” of Lot 60 Good Hope Mahaica, ECD, was reportedly struck down by a minibus along the Jonestown Public Road, Mahaica, EBD, at about 07:30h.
According to reports, the teen had left his grandmother’s house in Unity and was heading home to prepare for a family wedding which was taking place at Cane Grove, ECD.

The teen shortly after he was struck down by the minibus

Police stated that the now dead cyclist was struck from behind by a minibus, thus causing him to fall onto the roadway where he sustained the fatal wounds. The minibus was reportedly driving at a fast rate.
The driver of the minibus, on the other hand, claimed that the teenager suddenly swerved into the path, thus leading to a collision.
The injured teen was picked up by Police officers who rushed him to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Following the accident, a breathalyser test was administered to the bus driver but at the time, he was not under the influence of alcohol.
An investigation into the accident is currently underway.

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