Drunken, speeding driver kills biker in head-on collision

– left leg also severed

A biker attached to the Piranhas Motorcycle Club lost his life on Sunday morning following an accident along the Good Hope Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
The dead biker was identified as 36-year-old Shaheed Ishmael of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

Dead: Shaheed Ishmael

Police stated that the accident involved a motor car bearing registration number PZZ 1848, which was at the time being driven by a 31-year-old resident of Tuschen New Housing Scheme, and Ishmael, who was riding a motorcycle, CK 2051.
Investigations revealed that the motor car was proceeding along the public road at a fast rate of speed and whilst overtaking another motor car, it ended up in the path of Ishmael, who was heading in the opposite direction.
As a result, the vehicle collided with the front portion of the motorcycle thus causing the now dead biker to be flung in the air and then land on the windscreen of the car. After landing on the road surface, Ishmael’s left leg was severed.
From all indications, the man died on the spot but he was subsequently picked up and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the motor car was arrested and it was proven that he was above the prescribed limit of alcohol consumption following a breathalyser test. He remains in custody assisting with investigations.

The man’s body lying on the roadway with one of his legs severed

Following the accident, the Piranhas Motorcycle Club on its social media platform extended condolences to the relatives and family of Ishmael.
“It is very sad to announce the passing of our club member Shaheed. He was one of the most fun and jovial persons to be around. He was always with the jokes and skin teeth and even in sad times, he still would crack jokes. You will always be remembered,” the club stated.
His personal friends and colleagues also took to social media to express their sadness at the sudden and gruesome passing of the young father. Ishmael is survived by his wife and two children.