Cane harvester fatally struck by motorcycle
A speeding motorcyclist last evening claimed the life of 36-year-old Seerdat Deepoo, a resident of Adelphi Village, East Canje Berbice. The accident occurred on the Adelphi Public Road around 18:15hrs.
Eyewitnesses reported that the motorcycle, bearing number plates CG 3359, struck Deepoo from behind as they both headed in a northern direction.
The deceased, also known as “Krishna” or “Cook”, bled profusely. The victim was said to have just left his house and turned out of his street with a birdcage in his hand.
This newspaper understands that both the unidentified motorcyclist and Deepoo were subsequently taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where the latter was pronounced dead on arrival.
Kaieteur News has learnt that the man was employed at GuySuCo’s Rosehall Estate as a cane harvester. He was said to be a popular cricketer in the village. He was the eldest of six children – four boys and two girls. Apart from his five siblings, he leaves to mourn his mother, as well as his wife, Asha.
Reports are that the motorcyclist, after being examined by a doctor, was taken into custody at the Central Police Station.