– pillion rider flees scene
A 16-year-old student of Bina Hill Secondary School, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is now dead after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding along the Annai main access road on Wednesday.
Dead is Danillo Allicock of Surama Village, North Rupununi, Region Nine. After the accident, the pillion rider, whose identity remains unknown, fled the scene with the motorcycle leaving Allicock’s body on the roadway.
Reports are that around 12:45h on the day in question, Allicock was riding along the roadway at a fast pace while another vehicle was travelling in the opposite direction.
Owing to the narrowness of the roadway, the now dead teenager attempted to take evasive action by pulling to the right side of the road to avoid a collision, but the clay, loam and gravel surface caused him to lost control of the motorcycle and run off the road into thick vegetation.
As a result, he and the pillion rider fell to the ground and sustained injuries. Preliminary Police reports stated that Allicock received severe injuries to his head while his pillion rider sped away from the scene.
The injured youth was discovered by a passer-by who immediately contacted the Annai Police Station to notify ranks of the incident. An ambulance was dispatched to the location and Allicock was transported to the Lethem Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Allicock’s body was taken to the hospital’s mortuary for storage and a post-mortem.
Meanwhile, the Police are hunting for the pillion rider and the motorcycle that was involved in the accident. At present, the identity of Allicock’s pillion rider and the licence plate number of the motorcycle remain unknown to law enforcement.
Allicock is the third motorcyclist to lose his life on the roadways in Guyana in the month of December.