A 28-year-old carpenter was killed this morning following an accident on the Zorg Public Road, Essequibo Coast.
Dead is Jagdesh Singh, also known as “Alex” of Lot 102 Pomona Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast.
Guyana Standard understands that at around 07:00hrs, Singh was riding motorcycle CE 2037 at a fast rate of speed heading north on the western lane of the Zorg Public Road, when he lost control of his bike and collided with a cow.
This caused the cattle to run onto the opposite lane and ended up in the path of an oncoming Canter Truck, GNN 3846. Further, just after hitting the cow, he swerved and collided with the right side of the canter, which resulted in him receiving injuries to his head and abdomen.
Public-spirited citizens immediately picked up Singh in a semi-unconscious state and rushed him to the Suddie Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at around 11: 45hrs while receiving treatment.
His body was then transferred to the Onderneeming Funeral Home, awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME). Meanwhile, the driver of the canter is in police custody assisting with the investigation.