Motorcyclist crashes during high speed chase with police, dies hours later
A 20-year-old man died in the wee hours of Monday, hours after he sustained life-threatening injuries during an accident.
Police identified the dead man as Mahendra Deopaul of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. He was at the time of the accident (23:45 hours on Sunday) riding motorcycle #CK5677.
A statement from Police Headquarters noted that Deopaul was observed proceeding west along the Parfaite Harmonie Public Road without wearing a safety helmet.
He was approached by a police vehicle – PWW5458 – which had on its flashlight and attempted to stop him.
Police said Deopaul, upon seeing the police vehicle, drove away at a fast rate of speed in an attempt to evade the police who gave chase behind him.
“The motorcyclist ended up driving into potholes along the said road where he lost control of the motorcycle and fell onto the road surface where he received injuries about his face and body,” the police statement added.
Deopaul was reportedly picked up in an unconscious state by ranks on the patrol and placed into the vehicle which took him to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.
There he later died at 03:46 hours while receiving medical attention.