WCB smash-up leaves carpenter dead

A carpenter was on Saturday evening killed following an accident along the No 5 Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB). Dead is 35-year-old Thussan Joe of No 22 Village, WCB.
At the time of the accident, Joe was riding motorcycle CG 7063 when he was struck down by a motor car bearing registration number PZZ 415 driven by a 28-year-old man of Plantation Brahn, WCB.
Based on information received, the motor car reportedly made a U-turn into the path of Joe. As a result of the impact, the motorcyclist fell onto the parapet and sustained injuries about his body.
He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital, where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounced him dead.
A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the motor car but there was no trace of alcohol in his system.
Both the motor car and the motorcycle were lodged at Fort Wellington Police Station while the driver remains in custody pending investigations.
Joe’s body was taken to Anthony’s Funeral Home and is awaiting a post-mortem examination.