Police are investigating a hit-and-run fatal accident which claimed the life of a 21-year-old man who was a pillion rider on a motorcycle. The accident occurred at about 02:05h on Sunday on Amelia’s Ward Public Road, Linden.
The Guyana Police Force in a statement noted that motorcar #PGG 764 was proceeding at the rear of a motorcycle #CK 7806 driven at the time by 18-year-old Julian Graham of Lot 16-32 Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden with a pillion rider Dale Nelson of Lot 16-11 Central Amelia’s Ward Linden. Nelson was not wearing a helmet.
Enquiries disclosed that the right side of the motorcar collided with the left rear end of the motorcycle causing Graham and Nelson to fall onto the road surface. They received injuries about their bodies.
The pillion rider was picked up in an unconscious condition while the motorcyclist was picked up in a conscious condition. They were both taken by public-spirited persons to the Linden Hospital where the pillion rider died while receiving medical attention.
The motorcyclist was admitted for observation and his condition is stable.
Motorcar #PGG 764 was later found abandoned at Touchan Drive Access Road in Amelia’s Ward, Linden.
Both vehicles were lodged to be examined by a Licensing and Certifying officer. Measurement and statements not yet taken.
Investigation in progress.