Cyclist struck down by speeding Fire Service Officer

first_imgA Bagotville, West Bank Demerara, man is now dead after he was struck down by an officer of the Guyana Fire Service, who was reportedly speeding on the roadway.Dead: Clement SkeeteDead is Clement Skeete, 60, called ‘Rasta Man’ of Lot 111 Bagotville Public Road, WBD. The accident occurred sometime around 19:30h on the Bagotville Public Road on Friday.According to reports, Skeete was crossing the road on his bicycle in front of his house, while the speeding car was approaching at a fast rate and struck the elderly man down.Guyana Times was told that upon impact, the cyclist was flung from the bike and landed some distance away.Speaking with this newspaper, the dead man’s grieving wife, Shellon Cameron recalled that she was at work when she received the call about the accident and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.“When I go to the hospital, I go in and see he lie down with tubes hook up to his body. Then they tell me they gone send him to Georgetown Hospital,” she related.However, the woman explained that there was no doctor to go along with her husband to GPHC and so he was held up at the West Demerara Hospital for some three hours before he was finally transferred—too late.“The decision was to take him to GPHC but no doctor was there to transport him so I start to behave real bad and by the time we go to Georgetown Hospital, they take him in the Accident and Emergency Ward and a couple minutes after, his brother say he pass away,” the distraught woman recounted.According to Cameron, when she returned home she was told by relatives how the accident occurred:“They say he was over the road crossing, and this car come with a speed. He was coming off the bicycle when the car hook the bike wheel and drag him some distance away.”Meanwhile, one relative who witnessed the accident – a young man – recalled to this publication: “I was standing on the road when I saw ‘Rasta Man’ riding coming over the road and the car was coming speed, and till when he reach close, then he start mash brakes. ‘Rasta Man’ try to come off the bike to come in the corner because there was (another) car parked in front the yard so he couldn’t ride straight over but the car come and knock he and fling he in the air. He land on the windscreen and the car drop he down (two houses away).”The Police said that a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver but no trace of blood alcohol was found. Nevertheless, he was taken into custody and is assisting with investigations.last_img read more