Biker killed after Ministry of Finance official made sudden u-turn on public road

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A motor cyclist is dead following a collision with a vehicle driven by a Ministry of Finance official Sunday afternoon on the West Coast Berbice.
Dead is 20-year-old Nathaniel Ledra,  teacher of the Black Bush Polder Secondary School and of and of Lot 195 Mibicuri North Black Bush Polder Corentyne, Berbice

Police in a statement said the accident involved motor Jeep # PTT 5255 driven by Tarachand Balgobin age 68 years of Mon Repos East Coast Demerara. Balgobin is an official at the Ministry of Finance. Ledra was riding at the time a Black Honda XR 150 Motorcycle # CK 370.

Enquiries disclosed
that the motor jeep # PTT 5255 was proceeding west along the southern side on #3 Public Road West Coast Berbice whilst motorcycle #CK 370 was proceeding in the said direction behind  the motor jeep. It is alleged that the motor jeep stopped and made a sudden  U-turn from the southern to the northern side.

The motorcyclist, on seeing this then swerved north to avoid a collision but despite his effort he collided with the front right side portion of the said motor jeep.

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As a result of the collision the motorcyclist fell onto the road surface where he  received injuries about his body.
He was picked up in a unconscious condition by public-spirited citizens and taken to Fort Wellington Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounced him dead on arrival.

Breathalyzer test conducted on the driver of motor jeep #PTT 5255 but no trace of alcohol was found in his breath. A notice of Intended  Prosecution was served on him as he remains in custody assisting with investigations.

The body of the deceased is presently lying at the Anthony Funeral Parlour awaiting a post mortem examination.



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