Motorcyclist, 20, dies in Mandela Avenue crash


A 20-year-old man died on Thursday night after his motorcycle reportedly skidded into the path of a car on Mandela Avenue Georgetown.

Dead is Joshua Blackin of Toucan Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force, the accident occurred at about 22:00 hrs in the vicinity of the Space Gym.

Blackin was at the time driving motorcycle # CL 9706, with 18-year-old Natasha McKenzie of Kisskadee Drive, South Ruimveldt, as the pillion rider.

The accident scene (Source: Joseph Allen)

According to the Police, the driver of car (PNN 9458), 40-year-old Marvin Williams of Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara, claimed that he was proceeding north along the western drive lane when he observed the motorcycle proceeding south.

Williams said the motorcycle started to skid on its side and ended up in his path, resulting in the collision.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) were summoned and Blankin was pronounced dead by Dr. Ricket. His body was transported to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Meanwhile, McKenzie was picked up by the EMTs in a conscious condition and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was treated and sent away.

A Notice of Intended Prosecution was served on Williams after a breathalyzer test was conducted on him which found no trace of alcohol in his system. Further investigations are ongoing.

1 Comment
  1. Hazrat Shahid says

    So Sad. Another life snuffed out due to carelessness . I Think a separate road should made for these cyclists and bikers because when on the road they are riding recklessly all over the place and without helmets too. They should not be allowed on the main roadway because they are not riding in their lane they are in & out between various vehicles at very high speed sometimes. Why a NOIP has been served to this car driver when he is not at fault?

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