Motorcycle accident leaves pillion rider dead, rider critical

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A 16-year-old pillion rider, Dave Kumar Williams, of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB), lost his life about 05:30hrs on Tuesday morning, whilst receiving treatment at the New Amsterdam Hospital, after the motor cycle he was being towed on collided with a utility pole about 00:45hrs at Cotton Tree Public Road, WCB.
According to the police, investigations revealed that motor cycle CF 9832 driven by a 21- year-old of Bath Settlement, WCB with the pillion rider (Williams) was proceeding in a northern direction allegedly at a fast rate, when he lost control and crashed into a utility pole situated on the western side of the road.
They were picked up and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where- whilst being treated and prepared to be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)-the pillion rider, Williams succumbed.
The cyclist is presently admitted in a serious condition at the GPHC.
Investigations are in progress.

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