Unlicensed motorcyclist dies in Berbice accident


Twenty-one-year-old Devon McCalman is the country’s latest road fatality after he succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident on the # 8 Public Road, West Coast Berbice on Saturday.

The Guyana Police Force reported that the young man from # 10 Village, WCB was an unlicenced driver who crashed his motorcycle (CF 2986) into a minibus (BXX 4066) at around 11:30hrs.

At the time of the accident, the minibus was being driven by Jainarayan Persaud of De Edward Village, WCB.

According to the police report, both minibus and motorcycle were proceeding east along the northern drive lane with the motorcycle at the rear. It is alleged that when the minibus stopped to collect a passenger, McCalman collided with the right-side rear portion of the minibus.

As a result, the motorcyclist fell and received injuries to his head and other parts of the body. He was picked up in an unconscious condition by public-spirited persons and taken to Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His body is presently lying at Anthony’s Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination.

A notice of intended prosecution has been served on the driver of the minibus after a breathalyzer test returned no trace of alcohol in his system. He remains in custody assisting with the investigation.

The police continue to urge road users to exercise care, caution, courtesy, consideration, and common sense and encourage those who are unlicenced to submit themselves to be tested for same before operating any form of motor vehicle on the roadways.

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