Biker dead, another critical in New Amsterdam accident


A Sunday evening accident in the township of New Amsterdam, Berbice has left one motorcyclist dead and another in a critical condition.

Police said the fatal accident occurred at about 18:00h on Republic Road and Pitt Street, New Amsterdam involving a motor car and two motorcycles.

Dead is Jamal Joseph, 27, of Tucber Park, New Amsterdam Berbice while Keil Noble, 39, of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam remains in a critical state at the New Amsterdam Hospital. He is reported to have suffered serious head injuries.

The car was driven by a 22-year-old female of Cumberland, East Canje Berbice while motorcycle, CK 2765 was driven by Noble with a pillion rider (both wearing helmets).

Police said motorcycle, CK 1731 was being driven by Joseph, who was not wearing a helmet.

According to reports, the car was proceeding north along Republic Road when it is alleged that the female driver attempted to overtake Joseph and she ended up in the path of Noble.

This forced Noble to swerve resulting in a collision with both motorcyclists.  Noble lost control and collided into the center front portion of the car. Noble and the pillion rider fell to the ground and sustained injuries.

They were picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where they were seen and examined by doctors on duty.

Joseph succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment. Noble was admitted a patient in the accident and emergency unit.

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