Biker killed in Airy Hall crash

-was returning with group from Suriname

Arnold Tinnis

Another motorcyclist lost his life yesterday after colliding with a truck along the Airy Hall Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) as he made his way home from Suriname.

Dead is Arnold Tinnis, 48, a mechanic of East Ruimveldt while fellow biker Eze Powley, 44, also a mechanic of 28 John Street, Campbellville has been admitted to the Mahaicony hospital.

Stabroek News understands that the incident occurred around 3 pm yesterday when Tinnis was proceeding west along the southern driveway of the road on motorcycle CJ 2623 in a group comprising seven other bikers, all of whom were said to have returned to Guyana after attending an annual ride to Suriname.

Reports are that the group had been travelling at a fast rate and it was whilst they were negotiating a turn that Tinnis ended up in the path of motor lorry GMM 5689 which was proceeding in the opposite direction.

It was said that Tinnis collided with the truck after which the lorry connected  with Powley, knocking both men off their bikes.

The two injured riders were rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where Tinnis was pronounced dead on arrival while Powley was treated and admitted in a stable condition.

The driver of the lorry, has since been identified as a resident of De Hoop, Mahaica, ECD, and is presently in custody assisting with the investigation.

A breathalyzer test was reportedly administered to him, the results of which were negative for alcohol in his breath. Nevertheless, investigations into the incident continue.

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