Biker dies af­ter col­lid­ing with truck at Mon Re­pos

Stabroek News - - REGIONAL NEWS -

A mo­tor­cy­clist died early yes­ter­day morn­ing af­ter he col­lided with a truck along the Mon Re­pos Pub­lic Road, on the East Coast of De­mer­ara. Up to press time, the mo­tor­cy­clist had not been iden­ti­fied.

In a press re­lease, Guyana Po­lice Force spokesman Jairam Ram­lakhan said the ac­ci­dent oc­curred around 1.15 am.

Ac­cord­ing to Ram­lakhan, pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­di­cated that the driver of the truck, which car­ried li­cence plate GRR 6081, was pro­ceed­ing east along the north­ern car­riage­way of the road, while the rider of CG 3711 was pro­ceed­ing in the op­po­site lane.

Ram­lakhan said the mo­tor­cy­clist, who was re­port­edly speed­ing, made a sud­den turn into the eastern side of the road, lost con­trol and col­lided with the truck.

As a re­sult, the mo­tor­cy­clist fell onto the road sur­face and his head came into con­tact with the ve­hi­cle’s rear right wheel.

The truck driver, who is a Beter­ver­wagt­ing Hous­ing Scheme res­i­dent, un­der­went a breathal­yser test and it found no al­co­hol in his breath. None­the­less, the driver re­mained in cus­tody last evening.

The body of the mo­tor­cy­clist is at the Lyken Fu­neral Home await­ing iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Anthony King

Justin Peterkin

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