Motorcyclist slams into minibus while attempting to prevent collision with vehicle


-ends up with fractured hip, injuries about body

A 38-year-old carpenter is now suffering from a fractured hip and is currently hospitalised after he allegedly slammed into a minibus while riding his motorcycle (CJ 6040) along the Zeeburg Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

At the time of the accident, the minibus was being driven by its 33-year-old female owner who resides in the Uitvlugt village, WCD.

The injured man has been identified as Brian Smith of Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting (BV), East Coast Demerara (ECD).

Reports are that around 16:45h on the above-mentioned roadway, the minibus had been proceeding East along the Northern side of the roadway and then turned South across the road to proceed West.

The motorcyclist, who was reportedly some distance behind the minibus is said to have been also proceeding in the said direction and swerved South to avoid a collision.

However, according to the police, Smith ended up slamming into the right side front door of the vehicle and fell onto the roadway where he received injuries about his body.

The man’s motorcycle ended up under the front of the bus.

Smith was picked up in a conscious condition by public spirited citizens who placed the injured carpenter in a minibus and transported to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, WCD.

He was seen and examined by a doctor there and later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was further treated for a fractured hip.

According to the cops, Smith was admitted a patient at the said hospital where his condition is regarded as stable.

A Breathalyzer test conducted on the female driver of the minibus revealed no trace of alcohol in her system.

She has been placed on bail and is expected to return to the station as investigations into the serious accident continue.


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