New Amsterdam man dies in multi-vehicle crash
Kaieteur News – Over the past few weeks, there have been several accidents involving motorcyclists that have resulted in either death or serious injuries. On Sunday December 20, 2020, at approximately 18:00 hours. on Republic Road (in the vicinity of Shoe Lane and Pitt Street), New Amsterdam, there was yet another accident. This time, motorcyclist Jamal Joseph lost his life following a collision with his motorcycle, car and other motorcycle.
Reports are that a PKK 8475 motor vehicle driven by a 22-year-old man from New Street, Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice, was proceeding north along the west side of the road, when Joseph was allegedly proceeding in the said direction on his motorcycle CK 1731. Police were told that Joseph had attempted to overtake on the east side, but that he had stopped in the CK 2765 motorcycle route, owned by Sherlan Caesar of Savannah Park, Berbice, in his ride.
As a result, the two motorcycles were in direct collision. After losing control, Caesar ended up in conflict with the front of the car.
A million motorcyclists and a cyclist fell to the surface of the road where they sustained injuries to their bodies. They were picked up in unconscious conditions by spectacular public citizens who placed them in a passing vehicle. They were all taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where they were seen and examined by doctors on duty but Joseph died while undergoing treatment.
The driver of the car is said to be suffering from head and other body injuries, while the millionaire cyclist is aware and suffers minor body injuries.