Female motorcyclist killed in accident with speeding minibus

A 59-year-old woman was on Tuesday morning killed in an accident with a minibus on the La Penitence Public Road, Georgetown. The accident occurred at around 06:00h.

Police in a statement said Debra Salikram of West Ruimveldt Estate Housing Scheme was proceeding north along the eastern side of the said road on her motorcycle when she reportedly turned west into the path of the minibus BAB 1155. The bus was being driven by its owner 29-year-old Dencel Abrams of lot 12 Supply, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

Police said the minibus was speeding at the time of the accident.

As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist fell onto the roadway, where she received injuries. An ambulance was summoned and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene by Doctor Singh.

The scene was visited by the Police and a breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the minibus and no trace of alcohol was found in his system.

He is in custody assisting with the investigations.