Police are investigating an accident that occurred yesterday at about 12:30 hrs on the Buxton Public Road, East Coast Demerara, in which 19-year-old Treon Goppy was killed.
The accident involved motorcar, PWW 6816, owned and driven at the time by 43-year-old Kwame Gentle, and motorcycle, CK 7430, driven at the time by 22-year-old Devon Grant. At the time of the accident, Goppy, who works as a labourer with Nabi Construction, was a pillion rider.
Enquiries disclosed that the car, while attempting to pull nothing onto the parapet, came in contact with the motorcycle that was behind the vehicle.
As a result of the impact, the two men were thrown off the motorcycle. They received injuries about their bodies.
The EMT was summoned where both victims (motorcyclist and pillon rider) were picked up and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Goppy was seen and examined by a doctor on duty and later died whilst receiving treatment.
The motorcyclist was admitted in GPHC’s Accident and Emergency Unit suffering from head injuries.
A breathalyzer test was conducted on the 43-year-old motorcar driver and no trace of alcohol was found. He is in custody assisting with the investigation.