Pedal cyclist, motorcyclist killed in separate accidents
Two men are now dead after they were killed on Friday in separate accidents on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway and Herstelling Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead are 36-year-old Dayle Jordan, an employee of Massy Stores and resident of La Retraite, WCD, and Adiraj Persaud of Herstelling, EBD.
Reports are Jordan was involved in an accident that occurred at about 23:30h on Friday, at the Yarrowkabra Public Road, Soesdkye-Linden Highway.
Police said that a motor pick-up driven by a 51-year-old resident of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, was proceeding north along the western side of the Highway when the motorcycle driven by Jordan, along with a pillion rider, allegedly overtook a car and ended up in the path of the truck, causing a collision.
The motorcyclist along with the pillion rider, who has been identified as Jordan’s 29-year-old fiancé Shavon Salmon, also of La Retraite, were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where Jordan was pronounced dead on arrival. Salmon was admitted as a patient. A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the truck and he was found to be above the legal limit of alcohol.
He is presently in custody assisting with investigations. Meanwhile, also on Friday, 33-year-old Adiraj Persaud of Herstelling, EBD, was struck down and killed by a minibus at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.
Based on reports, the minibus was proceeding north on the western carriage of the Herstelling Public Road at about 14:00h when it collided with the now dead man, who was crossing the road on his bicycle at the time.
After hitting Persaud, the bus collided with a motor lorry that was parked in the corner of the said road.
As a result of the collision, Persaud was flung on to the road’s surface where he received injuries and was subsequently picked up in an unconscious condition by public-spirited citizens and taken to the GPHC. The injured man was admitted a patient with a fractured right hand and skull. He later died while receiving treatment.
Following the accident, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver who is a 34-year-old resident of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and no trace of alcohol was found. Investigations are ongoing. (G9)