West La Penitence man killed in Goed Fortuin collision

A West La Penitence man was killed early yesterday morning after he was struck by a Route 32 bus while riding his motorcycle along the Goed Fortuin Public Road, at West Bank Demerara.

Dead is Joseph Samuel James, called “Joe” and “Kartel,” of Lot 54 Walter Terrace, West La Penitence, Georgetown, who was a labourer at Noble House Seafoods.

The police said yesterday that the bus driver who hit James was drunk but he has claimed that he was robbed prior to the accident and then forced into the bus by his assailants, one of whom reportedly ran into James. It was noted that his account contradicts the account given by a witness. He is in custody…..