2 in hospital following a collision on Corentyne Road

A man and a young woman are now in hospital after their motorcycle collided with a car resulting in them ending up in a nearby ditch along Corentyne Road, Berbice on Saturday.

The accident happened sometime around 14: 45h on Saturday.

Injured are: Shurlon Luke, 21, of lot 24 Manchester Village, Corentyne and pillion rider Molika Gittens, age 18, of lot 13 Manchester Village.

Police said the car was heading east along Liverpool Public Road on the Corentyne when the driver claimed that while approaching the vicinity of his residence, he had put his right-hand indicator and stopped. While in the process of turning south to his residence, the motorcycle going behind him in the said direction collided with the right side of his car.

As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist lost control of the bike and ended up in a ditch on the south side of the public road along with the million rider.

Both were picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and transported to Port Mourant Public Hospital, where they were seen and treated for the injuries they received.

The duo was later transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital for further medical attention and was admitted. Their conditions are listed as serious, police said.

Meanwhile, the driver of the car is in custody assisting investigations.

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