Berbice road accident lands motorcyclist in the hospital

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A motorcyclist is being hospitalized for a fractured arm and leg after a driver, (whose alcohol level was above the legal limit), collided into him on Wednesday afternoon on the #52 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.

Injured is rider of motorcycle CH 4984, Gangadeo Gansham, 24, of Number 60 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

Based on information received, at around 15:25hrs yesterday, motor car PPP 7686 being driven by a 23-year-old resident of Number 55 Village, Corentyne Berbice, was travelling north on the western side of the public road whilst the motorcyclist was proceeding in the same direction, at the rear of the car.

Police reports indicate that the driver of the motor car stopped, then made a sudden right turn. It was during this process that the front of the motorcycle collided with the right front of the motor car.

As a result, Gansham fell on to the road. He was picked up in a conscious state and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital and subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital to have his injuries treated.

A breathalyzer test conducted on the driver of the motor car revealed that he was above the legal limit. He is presently in custody at the Number 51 Police Station.

Investigations are ongoing.

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