Two friends die after motorcycle, car collide

Two friends lost their lives Monday night following an accident involving their motorcycle and a car along the Courtland Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.

Dead are Javid Mohamed, 35, the owner and rider of motorcycle #CM2728 of 25 B Fyrish Village, and Harrienarine Chattergoon, 29, the pillon rider who is also from Fyrish Village.

Regional Commander Shivpersaud Bacchus confirmed that the accident occurred at approximately 22:30 hrs and involved motor car #PAC3786, driven by a GPL Engineer.

Reports are that the car was heading west along the road when the motorcycle was proceeding in the opposite direction.

The motorcycle slammed head-on into the car.

As a result, the two were flung from the motorcycle and onto the road. They were subsequently picked up in an unconscious state by the police and public-spirited individuals and taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where Mohamed was pronounced dead.

At the time, Chattergoon was receiving treatment but opted for self-discharge. He admitted himself at the Anamayah Hospital but subsequently succumbed to his injuries there.

News Room understands that a breathalyzer test was conducted on the driver of the car but no trace of alcohol was found. An investigation is underway.