Two men are now dead after they were killed Friday in separate crashes on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway and Herstelling Public Road, Demerara East Bank (EBD).
Deceased are Dayle Jordan, 36, an employee of Massy Stores and living in La Retraite, WCD, and Adiraj Persaud of Herstelling, EBD.
Reports that Jordan was involved in an accident that occurred at about 23:30h on Friday, on the Yarrowkabra Public Road, Soesdkye-Linden Highway.
Police said a motorist driven by a 51-year-old resident of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, was proceeding north along the west side of the Highway when the Jordan-driven motorcycle, along with a million rider, was alleged to have overtake a car and finish in the path of the truck, causing a collision.
The motorcyclist along with the millionaire rider, identified as Jordan’s 29-year-old villain, Shavon Salmon, also from La Retraite, was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where Jordan was pronounced dead on arrival. Salmon was received as a patient. The driver of the truck was breathalyzed and found to be above the legal limit of alcohol.
He is currently in custody assisting with investigations. Meanwhile, also on Friday, Adiraj Persaud of Herstelling, EBD, 33, was knocked down and killed by a minibus in Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.
Based on reports, the minibus was heading north on the westbound carriage of Herstelling Public Road around 14:00 h when it collided with the now deceased man, who was crossing the road on his bicycle on the meal.
After hitting Persaud, the bus collided with a motor truck parked in the corner of that road.
As a result of the collision, Persaud was moved to the road surface where he was injured and then picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and taken to the GPHC. The injured man was admitted as a patient with a broken right hand and skull. He later died while undergoing treatment.
Following the crash, the 34-year-old driver in East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was subjected to breathing tests and no traces of alcohol were found. Investigations are ongoing. (G9)