Motorcyclist killed by alleged drunk driver


The driver of pickup vehicle is in a stable condition at the Suddie Hospital while the man he struck down was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police Headquarters revealed that the 34-year-old driver, who is a resident of Vilvoorden, Essequibo Coast, was speeding and under the influence of alcohol when he struck down 32-year-old Kevon Tacourdeen on the Fairfield Public Road, Essequibo Coast at around 17:30hrs.

It was noted that Tacourdeen of lot 9 Dryshore, Essequibo Coast was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road on motorcycle CH 4278 when motor pick-up GEE 1179 was proceeding, north along the western lane, reportedly at a very fast rate of speed.

The damaged motorcycle following the accident [Photo provided by Guyana Police Force]
It is alleged that the pickup collided with the motorcyclist whilst negotiating a left bend.

Tacourdeen was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said that the driver sustained injuries about his body after his vehicle toppled multiple times.

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