A MOTORCYCLIST, whose name was given as “Tyron”, 21, was injured last evening after he was struck by a speeding car at the junction of Vlissengen Road and Homestretch Avenue.
According to information reaching the Guyana Chronicle, motorcar HC 5336 was heading west along Homestretch Avenue when it attempted to make it over to Croal Street before the lights changed from amber changed to red.
It was during that same time that the motorcyclist reportedly attempting to proceed north along Vlissengen when the driver of the car noticed him and attempted to avoid collision with him, but it was too late.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver’s car slightly grazed the motorcyclist, who fell to the ground, even as the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a stomp, before sailing into the canal in the vicinity of the Ministry of the Presidency, which separates South Road from Croal Street.
Police sources identified the driver of the car as Terry Khan of Sophia.
Initial information suggested that the young man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state, but regained consciousness while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Meanwhile, the police in a press statement yesterday stated that they were conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of fisherman 49-year-old Shahabudeen Haniff of Masjid Road, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara.
The man’s body, according to police was found entangled in a fishing net on a vessel he used to work on. The vessel was in the vicinity of the Berbice River.
The dead man and crew members left in the boat, which sailed on December 30, 2015 from a wharf at New Hope, East Bank Demerara for the Berbice River area.
Investigations are in progress.