Biker dies after crashing into pole at Atlantic Ville

Zaid Muhammad

A biker is now dead after he crashed into a utility pole along the Atlantic Ville Public Road, on the East Coast of Demerara, early yesterday morning.

Dead is Zaid Muhammad, 26, of Lot 197 Pineapple Street, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

The accident occurred around 1.50 am yesterday.

Muhammad bike

Stabroek News was told that Muhammad, a mason, was proceeding west, at a fast rate, along the southern carriageway of the road and he lost control of his motorcycle, CH 6696, and collided into the utility pole.

As a result of the impact, Muhammad sustained severe head injuries. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mark Jeffrey, Muhammad’s brother, told this newspaper that the young man had gone to a bar on the Plaisance line top to hang out with friends and he was returning to Georgetown when the accident occurred. “I know he don’t normally go there but them is young boys and they just having fun eh,” he said.

Jeffrey explained that he was told Muhammad was leading a group of friends on motorcycles when he lost control and slammed into the pole. “They did riding coming back to town with he (Muhammad) in front when he lost control,” he noted.

He said he last saw his brother on Thursday afternoon and hours after he was awakened to the news of the accident. “They [Muhammad’s friends] come at the gate and did knocking hard and when I wake up they seh ‘Y’all brother crash up,’” Jeffery recalled.

He said he and other relatives rushed to the hospital but by time they arrived they were told that Muhammad sustained serious head injuries and had died.

Jeffrey also related that he positively identified his brother’s remains yesterday and he noticed blood to his nose, ears and mouth. He also had a broken leg, he said, while calling his younger brother’s death very disturbing.

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