Fatal accidentMore than one month has passed since 57-year-old pedal cyclist Ramlackhan (only name given), succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after being struck down by an intoxicated Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank but charges are yet to be laid against the military official.Deputy Police Commissioner and Traffic Chief, Linden Isles told Guyana Times on Saturday that “a complete file” on this matter was sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and that the police are awaiting advice.Initially, advice was sought about driving under the influence since Ramlackhan was unconscious, however, the pedal cyclist succumbed without regaining consciousness and this caused the investigation to take a different route.“It was a serious accident that turned into a fatal accident. So at that time [and until now], he was released in the custody of the Army. Now the investigation is continuing because it was a serious accident initially and so we now have to investigate a fatal accident,” the Traffic Chief had told this publication.At that time, he had also stated that the DUI charge, as well as others that may be laid against the army rank, will be done altogether.“After the man would have passed away, there are certain systems that have to be followed,” he had further stated.On May 25 last, Ramlackhan was struck down along the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), by motorcar PRR 7815 allegedly being driven by the soldier. The severely injured man is said to hail from Lot 346 Martyrs Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, Ramlackhan was towing another friend, who is reportedly from Sixth Street, Success, ECD. His friend suffered minor injuries.Reports are that on the day in question, the duo was riding along the roadway when they were hit off the bicycle by the vehicle being driven by the GDF rank, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.Ramlackhan was picked up and taken to the GPHC, where he was admitted a patient.A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle, and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. While Ramlackhan was in a coma at the GPHC, the soldier, who was allegedly driving the car involved in the accident, was released into the custody of the Army.
Everyone loves a goalscoring goalkeeper and it’s even better when it’s a last minute winner.Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak, currently on loan at Rotherham, is our hero this time as he kept Slovakia Under-21s’ hopes of qualifying for the European Championship alive. Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak celebrates with Rotherham fans after helping them earn promotion to the Championship last season. 1 The duo are battling for the second qualifying spot in Group 2, which could put them in the play-off round, along with Northern Ireland and they played out a thriller in Reykjavik.Slovakia had taken a 2-1 lead as late as the 90th minute, but Albert Gudmundsson struck his second of the game to tie things up three minutes into injury time.But the visitors weren’t to be stopped and sent up Rodak for a corner in the dying seconds and he was the match-winner as he nodded home awkwardly in the middle of the penalty area.You can see the goal below.