A young motorcyclist lost his life in Linden on Tuesday afternoon when he was knocked off his motorcycle by a speeding motorcar on Sir David Rose Avenue, Mackenzie close to the Five Corner junction.
31-year-old Florenda Benjamin was rushed to the Mackenzie Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The driver and passengers of the motorcar were treated for a number of injuries.
According to witnesses, the car had just overtaken another vehicle when its driver slammed into the motorcyclist, who was riding in the opposite direction. The driver is likely to face charges.
The impact of the crash shattered the car’s front windscreen and widows and also ripped off part of the right side of the car.
Persons nearby have complained repeatedly about the speeding by some drivers on that particular stretch of road.
The death of the Linden motorcyclist follows the death of another motorcyclist in Georgetown last weekend. In that case, the biker slammed into the guard rails close to the Russian embassy while negoatiating the turn.