Man dies as bike crashes into woman

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A 24-year-old motorcyclist, Nionel Berkeley of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown died in an accident at Agricola Monday evening.

The accident occurred about 19:00 hours on the Agricola Public Road, EBD.

According to the report, motorcycle # CK 5462 Berkeley was proceeding north along the centre of the western carriageway on Agricola Public Road without a safety helmet when it is alleged that the motorcycle collided with a female pedestrian (name and address presently unknown) who was crossing from east to west on a pedestrian crossing.

As a result of the collision, both the motorcyclist and the pedestrian fell to the road surface where they received injuries about their bodies. The motorcyclist was picked up in an unconscious condition and transported by ambulance to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on a arrival and his body is presently at the GPHC mortuary awaiting post mortem  examination.

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The pedestrian was also picked up in an unconscious condition by public-spirited citizens and taken to the GPHC where she is presently in the critical bay receiving medical  attention.

It is not known at this time if the motorcyclist was the holder of a provisional or driver’s licence. Efforts to identify the female pedestrian are being made as further investigations are ongoing.



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