An accident took place on Thursday around 22:00hrs on Nelson Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, near Space Gym, resulting in the death of a young man.
The incident involved a motorcycle, bearing licence plate CL 9706, driven by 20-year-old Joshua Blackin from lot 568 Toucan Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and an accompanying pillion rider, 18-year-old Natasha Mc Kenzie from lot 483 Kisskadee Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The motorcycle collided with a motorcar, identified as PNN 9458, and driven by 40-year-old Marvin Williams from lot 249 Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara.
According to initial reports, the driver of the motorcar, Marvin Williams, claimed that he was heading north along the western drive lane of Nelson Mandela Avenue when he noticed the motorcycle travelling south along the eastern drive lane at a high speed. As the motorcycle approached Space Gym, it began skidding on its side from the eastern lane into the path of the motorcar, resulting in a collision. Tragically, both the pillion rider and the cyclist were thrown onto the road surface, sustaining severe injuries.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) were swiftly summoned to the scene. However, despite their efforts, Joshua Blackin, the motorcyclist, was pronounced dead by Dr Ricket. His body was transported to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home for temporary storage until further procedures could be conducted, including a Post-Mortem Examination (PME).
On the other hand, Natasha Mc Kenzie, the pillion rider, was conscious when she was attended to by EMTs. They transported her to Georgetown Public Hospital, where she received medical evaluation and treatment from the attending doctor. Subsequently, she was released from the hospital.
Following the accident, a breathalyzer test was conducted on Marvin Williams, the driver of the motorcar. The results showed no traces of alcohol in his system. A Notice of Intended Prosecution was however served. Investigations are ongoing.