On Sunday, April 10, 2022, 14-year-old pedal-cyclist Makida Quick – a student of Tucville Secondary School who resided at lot 668 Section D Field, Sophia, ECD lost her life tragically following an accident.
According to the police report, the accident occurred about 12:30hrs on Section E Field, Sophia East Coast Demerara. Motorcycle CK 7840 – driven by 21-year-old Glenton Redman of Lot 1584 Section E Field Sophia, East Coast Demerara was involved in the fatality.
Reports disclosed that Makida was riding south along the eastern side of Section E Field Main Access Road whilst Glenton Redman was speeding in the said direction in a lying position on his motorcycle which he allegedly lost control of and collided with the teen. As a result of the collision, Makida Quick was flung some distance in the air before falling into a nearby drain while Glenton Redman fell onto the road surface.
They were both picked up in an unconscious condition and transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit where the Makida Quick was pronounced dead on arrival and the body was escorted to the Memorial Gardens Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.
The motorcyclist – whom police suspect is not the holder of a provisional or driver’s licence – subsequently regained consciousness and is presently receiving medical attention under police guard.
Further investigations are in progress.