Motorcyclist dies in fiery crash after slamming head-on into truck

Dead: Ajay Ramchand

A Corentyne, Berbice motorcyclist met a horrific death on Tuesday when his motorcycle burst into flames after crashing head-on into a truck.
Dead is Ajay Ramchand, 43, of Nigg, Corentyne, Berbice. Reports are that the accident occurred at about 10:00h at Warren Village as the motorcyclist was overtaking a car and crashed into a lorry, which was transporting an excavator.

The damaged bike

Following the collision, the motorcycle burst into flames and the excavator, which was on the truck, fell onto the roadway.
The motorcyclist was picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The now dead man’s father, Jeenarine Ramchand, explained that his son had just left home and was heading to New Amsterdam to transact business.
However, about half an hour later, he received information that his son was involved in an accident and taken to the hospital.

The truck involved in the accident

Subsequently, Ramchand was told that his son had died and as such he went to the scene in an effort to get information about the accident.
There he was told that the lorry was towing a low bed which had an excavator on it.
Police said the driver of the motor lorry is in custody assisting with the investigation. (G4)