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Man, 52, dies as motorcycles collide on the Demerara Harbour Bridge

A 52-year-old died on Tuesday afternoon, hours after his motorcycle collided with another on the Demerara Harbour Bridge at span 44.

Dead is Shazam Khan of Lot 753 Westminster, West Bank Demerara (WBD). The Guyana Police Force reported that the accident occurred at about 08:30h.

Reports are that motorcycle CL 2370, driven by Khan, was proceeding east along the southern side of the Demerara Harbour Bridge at a fast rate.

He was behind motorcycle CL 639, driven by Quaison Tasher, which was proceeding in the same direction during the double lane period.

It is alleged that the front wheel of motorcycle CL 2370 collided with the right-side rear of motorcycle CL 639.

As a result of the collision, Khan lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the bridge rail. He then fell onto the bridge surface, where he sustained injuries on his body.

He was picked up in an unconscious condition by public-spirited citizens and transported to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

He was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted as a patient in the Intensive Care Unit, suffering from injuries to his head and body.

He later succumbed to his injuries at about 14:30h. Khan’s body is at the hospital’s Mortuary, awaiting Post Mortem Examination (PME). The other motorcyclist is in Police custody as the investigation continues.

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