Wilbert Sydney, the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash along the Amelia’s Ward, Linden Public Road on Sunday evening, was an ambulance driver who had been scheduled to work that very evening; two other persons were hospitalised following the incident.
Sydney, 29, a father of one, resided at Lot 70 Half Mile, Wismar, Linden.
The incident, which occurred around 9.30 pm resulted in two of Sydney’s limbs being severed. He was picked up and taken to the Linden Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The two injured persons, whose names were not immediately known, remain hospitalised at the Mackenzie Hospital.
According to reports reaching Stabroek News, Sydney was riding motorcycle, CH 5634, proceeding east along the northern side of the road, allegedly at a fast rate of speed when he overtook minibus BVV 6450 and lorry GRR 6181.
While in the process of overtaking the motor lorry, Sydney collided head-on with motor car PNN 4510 which was travelling in the opposite direction.
As a result of the impact, he pitched several feet away.
Contacted by this newspaper, the dead man’s mother, Paulette Sydney said she learnt of the incident after one of her daughters visited her home and related what had transpired to her.
The grieving mother said she last saw her son alive around 4 pm on Sunday. She said he left home informing her that he was going to visit his sister who resided in the same area. She said that based on what she understood, he had left his sister’s place and was heading to friend’s residence when tragedy struck.
Wilbert was scheduled to report to work for the evening shift which commenced at 10 pm, she said.
He was described as a very hard-working individual. He was an ambulance driver attached to the Linden Hospital Complex for the past four years.