Motorcyclist dies after slamming into back of minibus

…“he did not deserve to go out like this” – cousin

By LaWanda McAllister

Forty-four-year-old Calvin Pitt also called “Brooklyn”, the owner of a Superbet outlet that is located on Russel Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, lost his life when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the back of a minibus on the East Bank Demerara Public Road.

Dead: Calvin Pitt, called “Brooklyn”

Based on information received, the man sustained head injuries, broken ribs, fractured legs and a series of other injuries following the incident on Friday.
The driver of the minibus, BMM 5344, told investigators that he was proceeding north along the EBD Public Road and while in the vicinity of Prospect, EBD, he felt a hard impact to the back of his vehicle.
As a result of the collision, Pitt, who was on motorcycle CK 6480, was flung into the air and flew into the rear windscreen of the minibus and then landed on the rear passenger seat. He was left with his lower body hanging on the outside of the back windshield of the bus.
He was picked up in an unconscious state and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Police said that Pitt was admitted in a critical condition, and subsequently died around 15:30h on Friday.
Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the minibus driver and no trace of alcohol was detected.
A notice of intended prosecution was served on the driver of the minibus and investigations have commenced.
Guyana Times reached out to Pitt’s girlfriend on Saturday, but she was too devastated to speak to the media. However, the dead man’s cousin, Dialio Pitt, who resides in the United States, told this publication in a telephone interview, that his cousin’s death came as a shock to the entire family.
“Since I got the news, I haven’t been able to sleep or eat or anything. This is a lot… Calvin did not deserve to go out like this,” the man said.
Dialio Pitt said his cousin experienced a horrible death and no one should have to die in such a manner. He said Pitt, who is also a well-known footballer, lived in the US for some time but returned to Guyana a few years ago.
“Most of his family lives in America but he went back to Guyana, everybody is over here [America]”.
Pitt was described by his family as a very humble person.
“Calvin loved football and that was his favourite sport, and not only that, he loved riding as well… he was just a regular guy… we are all going crazy and we are going to miss him,” Dialio Pitt said.