Soldier critical following WCB accident

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A Private attached to the Guyana Defence Force is battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was struck down by a motorcyclist during a Joint Services operation at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Monday evening.

As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist also received injured and was admitted a patient at the Fort Wellington Hospital.

The injured soldier is Brian Samuels, 22, of Low Land, Hope, East Coast Demerara while the motorcyclist was identified as 65-year-old Ramraj of 5th Street, Alberttown, Georgetown.

Reports are ranks of the Joint Services, including the now critical officer, were conducting a road block exercise under “Operation Clean Sweep”, during which the cyclist reportedly breached the cordon and collided with Samuels.

As a result of the collision, both men fell to the roadway and sustained injuries.

They were picked up and taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital but due to the condition of Samuels, he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition.

A breathalyzer test was administered to the motorcyclist and no alcohol was detected in his breath.

Police are continuing their investigations into the accident.

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