Motorcyclist dies after slamming into truck while overtaking car

A speeding motorcyclist died on Friday after slamming into a truck as he was attempting to overtake a car along Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD) Public Road.
Dead is Daniel Marshall of Albouystown, Georgetown.
Reports are that at about 06:50h, the 42-year-old motorcyclist was proceeding north along the western side of Friendship Public Road at a fast rate of speed, and as he attempted to overtake a silver-grey motor car that was proceeding in the same direction, he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the right-side rear of motor lorry GTT 345.
Police said that at the time, the motor lorry was proceeding south along the eastern side of the road. As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist fell onto the road, where he received injuries to his head and body.
He was picked up in an unconscious condition by the Police and public-spirited citizens and placed on the eastern parapet. An ambulance was summoned but he was pronounced dead by emergency medical technicians.
The body was then taken to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination.
The lorry driver is in custody, assisting with the investigation. (G9)