A biker was on Monday killed on Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown after he lost control of his motorcycle during an alleged race.
Dead is Sunil Samaroo, 23, of Kaneville, Grove, East Bank Demerara. Injured was pillion rider 24-year-old Keitze Bazilo of Lot 33 Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown.
Reports reaching Guyana Times stated that Samaroo, who was riding an unregistered motorcycle, along with pillion rider Bazilo, was alleged to have been racing with two other motorcyclists, all proceeding east along Aubrey Barker Road. However, upon reaching the vicinity of the Tucville Bridge, the now dead man lost control of the motorcycle causing him and his passenger to be tossed to the road.
Given the speed in which they were proceeding, the duo wiped out on the surface of the roadway and as a result, sustained severe injuries.
Following the accident, the two were rushed to the Woodlands Hospital. The biker was pronounced dead on arrival. However, Bazilo remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the private institution, with her condition listed as critical.
An investigation has been launched.
This report comes one day after a 21-year-old electrician succumbed to injuries sustained in a similar accident after his motorcycle crashed into a parked forklift at the side of the road. Kevin Singh of Hague Backdam, West Coast Demerara (WCD), is now dead while his girlfriend Verna Wells, the pillion rider, was at the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state.