A 16-year-old pillion rider of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, lost his life about 05:30hrs this morning (Tuesday, April 18, 2017).
According to the Guyana Police Force, the motorcycle; CF 9832 on which he was being towed on collided with a utility pole about 00:45hrs at Cotton Tree Public Road, West Coast Berbice.
The cycle which was being driven by a 21-year-old of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice with the pillion (deceased) was proceeding in a northern direction allegedly at a fast rate when he lost control and crashed into a utility pole situated on the western side of the road.
The 16-year-old identified as Dave Kumar Williams and the cyclist were picked up and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where, while being treated and prepared to be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, the pillion rider succumbed.
The cyclist is presently admitted in a serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Enquiries are in progress.