Police patrol in pursuit of motorcyclist ends in serious accident

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The Guyana Police Force is reporting a serious accident involving some of its ranks who were in pursuit of a motorcyclist along Waterloo Access Road, West Coast Berbice on Monday.

An initial statement from the Police Tuesday night said the accident occurred about 21:15 and involved an 18-year-old motorcyclist who is a resident of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice and a Guyana Police Force Motor pick up #PVV 1662 attached to the Fort Wellington Police Station.

The injured man was subsequently identified as Mervin Narine.

 The police vehicle was being driven by a 26-year-old Police Constable who is stationed at Traffic Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown and on Detachment duty at Fort Wellington Police Station.

The police statement claimed that the patrol was attempting to stop the motorcyclist and in so doing collided into the left side rear of the motorcycle.

As a result, Narine fell onto the road surface where he received injuries about his body. He was then picked up in a conscious condition and taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital and later transferred to New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was admitted with a fractured right leg.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on the injured 18-year-old and which the police said read 278 and 208 respectively. The Police claimed also that no documents were produced for the driver and motorcycle.

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