Two young motorcyclists lost their lives on Thursday in two different parts of the country but in similar accidents.
On Thursday morning in Linden, 27-year-old Sheldon Solomon lost his life while riding his motorbike along the Kara Kara Public Road.
A police report said he was riding his motorbike on the northern side of the road at a fast rate when a motorcar that was being driven by a 24-year-old man turned into his path. He collided with the car and was pitched onto the roadway.
He was picked up in a conscious state and taken to the Linden hospital. However, because of the serious nature of his injuries, he was transferred to the Georgetown Hospital, but died while being transported from Linden.
In Georgetown, late on Thursday night, 20-year-old mechanic Joshua Blackett died while riding his motorcycle along Mandela Avenue when he reportedly lost control of the motorcycle and skidded across the road, ending up in the path of a car that was being driven in the opposite direction.
The young biker fell onto the roadway along with his pillion rider. However, he sustained the more serious injuries, dying on the spot.
The driver of the car was the one who summoned emergency services and told investigators that it appeared as though the biker lost control of his motorcycle, since the bike fell onto the road suddenly while it skidded.
Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.