Police were yesterday still trying to locate the driver who killed 17-year-old Travis Bollers last Thursday night in the vicinity of Sheriff and Pike Street, Georgetown.
Bollers, who was on a motorcycle, was about to cross from Pike Street into Sheriff Street when a speeding Tacoma hit the teen and a pillion rider off the bike.
The teen, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained multiple head injuries. The pillion rider escaped with a few scratches.
The accident occurred sometime around 23: 30 hrs on Thursday and Bollers died the following day at 01:00 hrs at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Police are yet to locate the driver of the car, who according to eyewitnesses was driving a white Tacoma.
There are reports that after hitting Bollers and the pillion rider, the driver exited the vehicle, looked at the victims, and then fled the scene.
Yesterday, the teen’s brother, Eon Bollers, said that they received information that the driver of the pick-up might be somewhere on the East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Eighteen people have been killed on the roadways this month, which is designated as Road Safety Month.
There were 14 road fatalities in February, May and July;
five in January; 10 in March, seven in April; eight in August; 10 in September and six in October.
The drivers, in most of the accidents, were killed and according to a traffic officer, this is as a result of drivers being under the influence of alcohol or speeding on the country’s roadways.
Last year, the month of November turned out to be the second deadliest month for road users, with 16 road fatalities.
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