Biker dies after forklift crash, pillion rider critical

The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred about three this morning on the Met-en-Meerzorg Public Road, West Coast Demerara which resulted in the death of cyclist Kevin Richard, 20, of 73 Halley Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown and also the hospitalisation of the pillion rider Verna Wells, age and address presently unknown. Her condition is regarded as critical.

Investigations, police say,  revealed that the couple was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road on motorcycle CH8732, when the motorcycle collided with a forklift number 890337 which was parked on the edge of the said side of the road and they ended up on the northern grass parapet. Public-spirited citizens  rushed the victims, both unconscious, to the nearby Leonora Cottage Hospital where they were treated and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The driver succumbed at about 6:30 am. Investigations are in progress.



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