By Leroy Smith
The News Room has been informed that 22-year-old Akeem James, and not Jevon James as was earlier reported, was killed on the Reliance Public Road in Essequibo, last evening (Tuesday, April 18, 2017).
The young man, a Guyana Power and Light Technician of lot 3 Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast, was at the time a riding a motorcycle when he collided with a lorry which was parked on the road shoulder.
According to information received, James was proceeding south along the said road, when he lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the lorry which was facing the opposite direction.
He received lacerations to the face and other parts of his body, as he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. In fact, the helmet was strapped onto the handle of the motorcycle.
Persons who were close by picked up the young man and rushed him to the Suddie Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Meanwhile, Troy Cordwell, 40 years old, of Durban Street, and Louisa Row, Georgetown, was killed in another motorcycle accident earlier this morning (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) on the East Bank of Demerara public road.
According to information received, Cordwell was proceeding north along the western carriageway on his motorcycle CD 306, allegedly at a fast rate and whilst in the vicinity of Pestex Environmental Solutions, he lost control and crashed into motor vehicle GSS 1066 which was stationary on the said carriageway.
He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and was pronounced dead on arrival.
The investigations into both incidents are ongoing.