GUYANA — A Sunday morning accident at Meten-meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), has claimed the life of a young motorcyclist and left one person hospitalised in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH).
Dead is Kevin Richard Singh, 21, an electrician of Hague Backdam, WCD.
The injured pillion rider is Verna Wills of Lot 24 Anna Catherina, WCD. They were traveling to the city when the accident occurred on the public road around 2.55 am on Sunday.
Singh, according to police reports, crashed into a parked forklift and succumbed to his injuries at the GPH at around 6.30 am.
The Police, in a statement, said that Singh was riding the motorcycle east along the northern carriageway of the road.
The motorcycle collided with the forklift which was parked on the edge of the road resulting in the couple falling off the motorcycle and landing on the parapet.
Public-spirited citizens rushed to the victims who they said were both found unconscious. They were picked up and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where they were treated and transported to the GPH.
The Stabroek News said it learned that that the young man had left his Hague home to watch the CPL cricket final with a friend in the city.