A 21-year-old clerk, Farzul Junior Bacchus, is Guyana’s latest road fatality after the motorcycle he was riding attempted to overtake a motor car but collided with a parked tractor plough on the Aberdeen Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two.
Bacchus was reportedly heading to work on Friday with his motor cycle and wearing a helmet when tragedy struck.
His body was reportedly flung into the air and landed on the blades of the plough. As a result, his left foot was completely severed, while his body sustained several chop wounds.
Rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.
An eyewitness detailed that the young man had landed in a nearby trench and was bleeding profusely when pulled therefrom. Several persons opined that had his body not been so extensively mutilated by the plough, he might have survived the accident.
The now dead man was the last of five children for his parents, and had only recently got married.
His sister Faeeda Bacchus recalled that he had been a very humble individual and a true believer in Islam. She also said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. His body is presently at the Suddie Hospital mortuary.
Only last week, Akeem James of Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast tragically lost his life after crashing his motorcycle into a parked lorry.
At a recent Regional Democratic Council statutory meeting, Government Councillor Hardat Narine had called for collaboration between the RDC and the Police Traffic Department in having all structures and equipment encroaching the roadway removed. This, he claims, is a hindrance to motorists plying the roadway on a daily basis.