A motorcyclist from Corriverton, Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) died after he slammed into a utility pole on Saturday.
The man has been identified as Hemraj Sudama, 22, of Linepath, Corriverton.
Reports are that Sudama was riding motorcycle CF 5587 along Jumai Street, Number 78 Village, Corentyne, when the accident occurred.
INews was informed that the young man rode into a pothole and lost control before slamming into a Guyana Power and Light power pole. At the time of the accident, Sudama was not wearing a helmet, and as a result sustained injuries to the head.
The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) employee was taken to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officer-in-charge of traffic in B Division (Berbice), Bhudnarine Persaud, said reports indicate that Sudama had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident.
Sudama’s death pushed the road facility figure for Berbice to 13 for the year, compared with 14 for the corresponding period last year.
Persaud explained that Jumai Street is not one of the major roads in Corriverton. “They are leaving the major roads and now going into the back streets killing themselves. We can’t send officers there to Police the roads. No one is expected to be speeding in those small streets. But even with that, I am of the view that if he was wearing a helmet he might just have had some injuries but would have been alive,” Persaud said.