A taxi service owner was on Friday evening killed when the CBR he was riding slammed into the side of a car at Blairmont, West Bank Berbice.
Dead is Tryone Kishore, called “Wildy”, 34, of Lot 140 Plantation Hope, West Coast Berbice.
Reports are Kishore, a father of one, was riding motorcycle CH 6922, and was heading out of Blairmont Settlement when the accident occurred. This newspaper was told that Kishore slammed into motorcar HC 4204, being driven by a 45-year-old man from Section ‘E’ D’ Edward Village, West Coast Berbice.
Three passengers in the car said that Kishore was heading in the opposite direction at a fast rate of speed as he served into the path of the car.
According to the eyewitnesses, the driver manoeuvred partly off the road, but not before the motorcycle slammed into the side. The pillion rider – a Venezuelan — was sent flying, and landed on the parapet, while Kishore and the motorcycle proceeded into the nearby canal.
Several minutes later, he was pulled from the water and was reported dead.
Residents say the taxi service owner had earlier been seen imbibing at a bar in Blairmont, and was on his way out of the village when the accident occurred.
Reports are also that the motorcycle was acquired a few days prior to Friday’s accident.
Meanwhile, the pillion rider was rushed to the Fort Wellington Cottage Hospital, where she was receiving medical attention up to press time. She reportedly suffered a broken hip and leg, and is suffering from internal injuries to her chest.
The driver of the car was taken into custody and is currently assisting with investigations. No trace of alcohol was detected when a breathalyzer test was conducted on the taxi driver.