Motorcyclist, who was dragged by speeding hearse, dies 26 days after accident

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Almost one month after he was struck off his motorcycle and dragged by a speeding hearse, a 56-year-old man of Hampton Court, Essequibo Coast, succumbed to his injuries in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Tulsie Maniram died on Saturday morning without regaining consciousness; the accident occurred on October 12 on the Devonshire Castle Public Road, Essequibo Coast. The hearse is attached to the Regional Democratic Council of Region Two.

Police reported that at around 17:10h on the day in question, Maniram was proceeding south along the eastern side of the road, when a speeding hearse – GNN5061 –driven by 59-year-old Bharat Joseph of Zorg, crashed into him.

Joseph told the police that he lost control on the hearse while negotiating a turn and the front of his vehicle collided with the rear of the motorcycle.

As a result of the accident, Maniram fell onto the roadway and ended up under the hearse; he was dragged a reasonable distance along the road. The hearse then toppled and came to a halt in a trench located on the eastern side of the road.

Maniram was removed from under the vehicle in an unconscious state and rushed to the Suddie hospital before being transferred to the GPHC.

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