Home News Motorcyclist dies after losing control of bike
…crashes into car, pillion rider hospitalised
A 26-year-old motorcyclist is the country’s latest road fatality after losing control of his bike, CH 3342, while reportedly speeding along the East Bank Demerara (EBD) Public Road on Sunday afternoon.
Dead is Calwin Nichols of Lot 407 Fourth Street, Kaneville, Grove, EBD.
Nichols along with his 28-year-old female pillion rider were both without helmets when the accident occurred at Diamond Access Road, EBD. The woman is currently hospitalised.
According to Police, at about 16:45h on Sunday. The driver of motor car PNN 3622, which was driven by a 44-year-old resident of Block X Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, was proceeding east along the northern carriageway while Nichols was proceeding west along the southern carriageway.
According to the driver, the biker was speeding and while in the vicinity of a popular snackette in the area, he lost control of the motorcycle.
As a result, the motorcycle skidded and then crashed into the right front wheel of the vehicle which at that time had been stationary.
The driver told the cops that after observing from a short distance that the motorcyclist was speeding and riding dangerously, he stopped.
As a result of the impact, both Nichols and the female pillion rider received injuries.
They were both rushed to the EBD Regional Hospital, commonly referred to as the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.
A post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on Monday morning revealed that Nichols died from multiple injuries.
Meanwhile, the driver of the car, who passed a breathalyser test, is presently in Police custody assisting with the investigation.
Just nine days ago, a 57-year-old pedal cyclist was struck down by a minibus bearing the registration BXX 3501 at Planters Hall Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The now dead man was identified as Terrence D’Aguiar of Lot 2 Cottage, Mahaicony, ECD.
According to information, the minibus, BXX 3501, was driven by a 49-year-old resident of BB Eccles, EBD, at the time of the accident.
Reports are that at about 18:00h, the minibus was proceeding west along the southern side of the public road while D’Aguiar was in front of the vehicle, peddling his bicycle in the same direction.
The minibus driver told the cops that D’Aguiar made a sudden “right turn” (south to north) and this caused the front left side of his vehicle to collide with the man.
He alleged that as a result of the collision, the pedal cyclist fell onto the road where he received visible injuries to his head and to the neck. Upon arrival at the hospital, D’Aguiar was pronounced dead on arrival.
A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver but no trace of alcohol was detected.
Three days prior, former national cyclist, Jude Bentley was killed in an early morning accident on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn.
The accident occurred at about 05:30h when 41-year-old Bentley, who owns Jude’s Bike Shop on Robb Street, was riding a bicycle, heading up the East Coast of Demerara.
The vehicle which struck him was driven by Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best.
Best was subjected to two breathalyser tests. He failed both tests but was nevertheless released on $100,000 station bail.