2 dead, 1 critical in Berbice crash

Dead: 21-year-old Deolall Tulsi, called ‘Vekash’

Two young men are now dead and another is in critical condition following an accident involving two motorcycles on the Corentyne Highway in Berbice on Friday evening.
Dead are Deolall Tulsi, called ‘Vekash’, a 21-year-old ranger attached to the Albion Sugar Estate and a resident of Topoo in Hampshire, Corentyne, and 22-year-old Rondy Emmanuel, a labourer of Lot 167 Williamsburg. Injured is 17-year-old Veeram Seecharran of Lot 63 Williamsburg Village. He was the pillion rider on one of the bikes involved in the crash.
At time of the crash, none of the riders was wearing a safety helmet, the police have said, adding that the incident occurred at about 20:30h on Friday at Williamsburg, Corentyne.
Police have said that Tulsi was riding motorcycle CM 2969 while Emmanuel was riding motorcycle CM 50, with Seecharran as the pillion rider. They were heading in different directions, and according to eyewitnesses, both bikes were in the process of overtaking vehicles when the head-on collision occurred.

Dead: 22-year-old Rondy Emmanuel

Police report that both motorcyclists were allegedly driving at a ‘fast rate of speed’ when Emmanuel lost control of his bike and ended up in Tulsi’s path. All three men were injured in the accident, and were picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to the Port Mourant Public Hospital, where Tulsi was pronounced dead on arrival and Emmanuel succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.
Seecharran has sustained a fractured skull, and was transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital before being moved to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where his condition is regarded as critical.
Tulsi started working at GuySuCo just one week ago. He had his bike for the past 11 months, and according to his 19-year-old wife Divya Perumaly, he also did farming with his brother. She said that after work, Tulsi would go to the farm and return home by 19:00h.

Injured: 17-year-old Veeram Seecharran

“Most of the time, before 7 O’clock he does be home. I see 8 O’clock past, he called and say that he going with his big brother at Tain to buy food, and he was buying for us, too. I see about 8:30 he didn’t come home, so I called and (got) no answer. I called a second time, and a strange person answered and asked who is speaking, and I said it is Ajai’s wife, and he told me that my husband reached with an accident. And I asked if it is a serious accident, and he said, ‘Yes’, that I need to come now.”
The grieving young lady said it was impossible to get transportation out of Topoo quickly, and so she contacted her brother, who rushed to the scene. As it relates to injuries, she said her brother told her that Ajai’s face has been damaged beyond recognition.
“According to my brother, his face was too bad; just his face, no injuries to his arms of feet,” she explained.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Emmanuel and his friend were seen at a bar not long before the crash. His father Rudolph Emmanuel said Rondy may have been on his way home when the crash occurred.

The scene of the crash

“He told his brother that he was going to buy gas at Port Mourant for the motorbike. That was around 7 O’clock. It was about 8:30 when I heard about the accident. I hear when he was coming home, the other guy overtake a truck and come into his lane and the two collided together,” the elder Emmanuel detailed.
The elder Emmanuel said that when he arrived at the scene, he saw his son had suffered head injuries and was bleeding profusely from his nose.
“At the time he did not have a helmet on his head. When I went out there, I saw a lot of people and I saw my son – three of them lying on the public road motionless. The bikes were next to them,” he recalled.
Rudolph Emmanuel has described his son as a hardworking person who loved to fix motorcycles.
“He is a very sporty person, not really drinking alcohol, but he likes his music,” he said.
Rondy Emmanuel leaves to mourn his parents and three siblings.
Divya Perumaly has described her husband as a quiet, hardworking and helpful individual. The couple had been together for two years.
Police are continuing their investigations. (G4)