Motorcyclist, pedestrian killed in Liliendaal accident
A motorcyclist, who was reportedly speeding, was killed late Sunday evening after he fatally struck down an allegedly drunken pedestrian on the southern carriageway of the East Coast Demerara Highway. The accident occurred around 21:15hrs at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.
The dead motorcyclist has been identified as 25-year-old Frank De Florimde Jr of Lot 61 Fourth Street, Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara. Meanwhile, the pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road at the time of the accident, was unidentified up to press time last night. Reports are that the man was known as “Buckman” and resided somewhere on Barr Street, Kitty.
According to a Guyana Times report, De Florimde was riding motorcycle CH 7805 when he collided with the man. After being struck, the pedestrian was dragged a short distance away.
The motorcyclist, on the other hand, kept on sliding on the motorcycle before it came to a halt and he ended up on the middle of the roadway. An eyewitness related that he was driving his motor car when he saw the now dead motorcyclist speeding past him.
“If I didn’t pull in the corner, I would have hit him,” the driver explained.
Another eyewitness said De Florimde jumped a traffic light at UG Road shortly before the accident.
As news spread of the accident, distraught family and friends of the motorcyclist gathered at the scene.
“Junior! Get up, let we go home!” one of the dead man’s sisters cried, hitting his chest.
“I does be scared every time you go on the road…I don’t want tell you…Please get up…noo…don’t carry way my brother, please!” De Florimde’s sister screamed as undertakers tried to take him away.
Meanwhile, De Florimde’s father said: “I called my son and asked him where he was and he told me that he bathing. He didn’t tell me he was going out on the seawall. I does tell this boy not to ride speed, but he don’t hear…He does do this for fun. You know how these young people stay.”