One man is dead and another hospitalized following an accident on the No11, Public road, West Coast Berbice.
The police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 19:35hrs on Sunday last, resulting in the death of Eson Ritch, of Lot 50 Cemetery road, Hopetown, and Lichfield, West Coast Berbice.
Pillion rider Clifford Mc Calmon 23 years, of Lichfield, WCB, received injuries and has been admitted to hospital.
According to Ritch’s mother who resides at No. 40 Village, West Coast Berbice, her son, a father of six, was a miner and lived at Lichfield.
According to the woman, she last saw her son on Sunday afternoon when he left to go home. She later learnt that he collected Mc Calmon who is also a miner and they went ‘up’ the road. The woman stated that she got a call around 21:00 hrs informing her that her son was involved in a serious accident, and was at the Fort Wellington Hospital, and that she should go there immediately.
By the time she reached to the medical institution her son had already died.
She described him as quiet and helpful.
According to an eye witness, Ritch was riding motor cycle CF 9968 with Mc Calmon as his pillion rider, when he collided with motor car PKK 7500 driven by Iqual Laceman, 36, of Lot 65 Public Road, Rosignol, West Bank Berbice. According to the eye witness, the motor car drove out from an access road and collided with the motor bike which resulted in both Ritch and Mc Calmon falling and receiving injuries to their heads and other parts of their bodies.
The men were picked up and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where Ritch died while receiving treatment. Mc Calmon was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he remains a patient.
Both the car and motor cycle have been lodged at the Fort Wellington Police Station. The driver of the motor car is in custody as investigations continue.
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