Police are investigating an accident that left 22-year-old motorcyclist Edward Sears of Belle Vue West Coast Berbice dead. According to reports the accident occurred around 19:00 hours on Saturday on the Bush Lot Public Road.
Initial investigations revealed that Sears was riding his motorcycle along the Public Road, when he tried to overtake a motor vehicle that was proceeding in the same direction but was then struck down by an oncoming motor car, which was reportedly driven by a drunk driver.
The Belle Vue resident, who reportedly was not wearing a helmet, was hurled some distance away and his motor cycle was completely destroyed. He appeared to have died instantly.
Nevertheless he was picked up and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Reports stated that the driver of the motor car that crashed into Sears was tested and found to be way over the legal limit in relation to the consumption of alcohol.
He had 61 micrograms in his system and is currently in police custody while investigations are still continuing.
According to the deceased’s brother-in-law, who asked to not be named, Sears was heading out from his home to buy gasoline at a nearby shop when the accident occurred.
He said relatives were not aware of the young man’s death until a friend of the family called to inform them about the accident. They were subsequently told that the 22-year-old had died and his body was at the morgue waiting to be identified.
“We leff surprised because we go deh late and find the body at the parlour,” said the relative.
Sears was described by his brother Wincel Wade as a quiet but social person who had a lot of friends. The saddened brother said that he last saw his sibling this past Monday. He noted that the young man was scheduled to return to his work in the interior today.
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