Zeelugt motorcyclist injured in collision with Police vehicle


A 25-year-old motorcyclist is currently nursing injuries sustained in an accident with a Guyana Police Force (GPF) pickup at the De Willem Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), on Saturday night.

The injured man has been identified as Shazim Farouk of the Zeelugt New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.

The accident occurred about 20:50 hrs.

At the time, Farouk was riding motorcycle, CK 6107, owned by Isaac Trotz. He collided with the pickup, PAC 5245, which was driven by a Police Constable.

Police Headquarters on Monday said inquiries revealed that the pickup was proceeding east along the northern side of the public road at a normal rate of speed.

According to a release, the Police Constable alleged that while overtaking the motorcycle, Farouk suddenly made an attempt to turn from north to south on the road.

This caused the two vehicles to collide.

As a result of the collision, Farouk fell onto the roadway and received injuries to his head and hands.

He was picked up in a conscious state by the Police Constable and escorted to Leonora Cottage Hospital for treatment. He was later referred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital for further treatment.

His condition is listed as stable.

“A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the motor pickup, and no trace of alcohol was found on his breath,” the Police said.

Meanwhile, it was noted that a breathalyser test could not be carried out on Farouk due to the extent of his injuries.

Investigations are ongoing.

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