Motorcyclist dies in Leonora accident


A 26-year-old man is now dead after he was involved in an accident on the Leonora Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Friday afternoon.

Dead is Muneshwar Singh of Cornelia Ida, WCD.

The accident occurred around 18:02 hrs; at the time, Singh was the rider of motorcycle, CM 1052.

Another motorcycle, CL 9563, collided with Singh after the rider, who has been identified as 19-year-old, Amir Ruplal of Anna Catherina, WCD, lost control.

Police said Ruplal was proceeding east, at a fast rate when he lost control while trying to overtake a car.

As a result, the motorcycle flipped and collided with Singh, who was heading in the opposite direction.

Both Singh and Ruplal sustained injuries; they were picked up and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where Singh died while receiving medical attention.

Ruplal was treated and later taken into police custody.

He was subject to a breathalyser test but no trace of alcohol was detected.

Singh’s body is at the Sandy’s funeral parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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