Police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 18:02hrs yesterday on the Leonora Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD).
Dead is 26-year-old motorcyclist, Muneshwar Singh of Cornelia Ida, WCD.
The accident involved a motorcycle (CL 9563), owned and driven by Amir Ruplal, a 19-year-old of Anna Catherina, WCD, and another motorcycle ( CM 1052), owned and driven by Singh (now- deceased).
Enquiries disclosed that motorcycle CL 9563 was proceeding east along the northern side of the road at a fast rate, overtook a red motorcar (number unknown), and lost control of his motorcycle, which flipped and collided with motorcycle CM 1052 which was proceeding in the opposite direction.
As a result of the collision, both drivers fell onto the road’s surface and received injuries on their bodies.
Singh was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state, while 19-year-old Amir Ruplal was picked up in a conscious state.
The two motorcyclists were rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where they received medical attention.
Singh succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical treatment. The 19-year-old motorcyclist was treated and later sent away, after which he was arrested and placed into custody.
A breathalyzer test was conducted, and no trace of alcohol was found in his system.
Meanwhile, Singh’s body is at Sandy’s Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination.