A 30-YEAR-OLD Debe welder riding a bicycle on his way home from work on Sunday was killed after he was struck by a car.
Terry Mahabir, of Chester Street, fell off his bicycle and into the path of the oncoming vehicle, police said.
According to a police report, at around 6.30 p.m., Mahabir was riding his bicycle north along SS Erin Road, Debe, when upon reaching MS Supermarket, the wheel of his bicycle hit the edge of the road.
A resident of the area told police that Mahabir fell off his bicycle and was struck by an AD wagon, driven by a 28-year-old man of Gandhi Village, Debe.
Mahabir died at the scene. His body was examined by district medical officer Dr Silochan and removed to the Forensic Science Centre for an autopsy yesterday. Mahabir’s relative, Dinesh Sooknanan, told the Express that Mahabir was a Guyanese national who migrated to Trinidad five years ago.
Mahabir was employed at Kelvin and Sons Fabricating Ltd at Penal. He was married but had no children.
Police said they have taken statements from the driver of the car which struck Mahabir and from a resident who witnessed the crash. Corporal Ragbir of San Fernando Police Station is investigating.