Man dead, teen critical following NA accident

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A New Amsterdam resident is dead while a teenager is battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital following an early morning accident involving a motorcycle and a hire car on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Main and Lad Lane, New Amsterdam.

The car involved in the accident

Dead is 29-year-old Gavin Crandon of New Amsterdam while the injured teen has been identified as 15-year-old Hubert Williamson, also of New Amsterdam. They were both on the motorcycle.

News Room understands that at about 01:30hrs, motor car, PSS 1890 was proceeding in the eastern direction and stopped to make a turn when the motorcycle, CJ 735 which was heading in the opposite direction, slammed into the car.

As a result, the rider, Crandon and pillion rider, Williamson were flung several feet away from the point of impact and were picked up by public-spirited citizens and rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital.

The wrecked motorcycle

News Room understands that Crandon died almost an hour later while Williamson was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a critical condition. Investigations are ongoing. (Royan Abrams)

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