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A 19-year-old man suffered serious head injuries on Sunday, after he lost control of the ATV he was driving, causing it to topple several times on the Arakaka Access Road, in the North West District, Region One.
In a statement on Monday, the Guyana Police Force said it has launched an investigation into the accident, which occurred at approximately 09:20hrs. The ATV, which was driven by the 19-year-old shopkeeper of Arakaka Compound, is said to be the property of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).
According to the police report, the teen was proceeding east along the Arakaka Access Road in the ATV when he lost control of it, causing it to turn turtle several times. The teen reportedly fell from the ATV, unto the road, and in the process received injuries about his body.
He was picked up by public spirited citizens in a conscious condition and taken to the Pakera District Hospital, where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty, admitted as a patient suffering from head injuries and later referred to Georgetown Public Hospital where he was further seen by doctor and admitted.
He was alleged to have been speeding when the accident occurred. The vehicle was lodged to be examined by licensing and certifying officer at the station.
Investigation in progress.