An 18-year-old cyclist is now dead and his pillion rider was injured after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck at Industrial Estate, Ruimveldt, Greater Georgetown.
Deshon Morris of Lot 4 East La Penitence, Georgetown was pronounced dead on the spot while Keon Granville, 27, of Phase 2 Lot 1 East Ruimveldt was treated and sent away.
Based on information received, the accident occurred at about 20:00h and involved motorcycle CJ 6021 and motor lorry bearing registration number GTT 2073 with trailer number TEE 6391 owned by Muneshwers Limited.
Police preliminary reports stated that the motorcycle was proceeding north and as the truck approached the intersection in the vicinity of National Hardware, the driver failed to stop.
As such, the vehicle ended up into the path of the motorcycle. As a result of the collision, both Morris and Granville fell onto the roadway and received injuries about their bodies. Morris was subsequently pronounced dead.
Guyana Times understands that the young man was a student of Bertram Collins Collage. He was reportedly heading home when the accident occurred. The truck was laden with pipes.
Nevertheless, the young man’s body is at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting a Post-Mortem.
At the scene, the mother and other relatives of the dead teenager were inconsolable. The driver of the truck was taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations.