A motorcyclist became the country’s latest road accident victim this afternoon in a gruesome smash up at the corner of Regent Street and Vlissengen road.
The dead man has been identified as Mark Sauers of Paradise Housing Scheme. Friends have described him as a dirt bike fanatic.
The motorcyclist had a pillion rider with him at the time of the smash up. Up to news time, that persons was still hospitalised.
Eyewitnesses said the motorcyclist was speeding along Vlissengen road in the northern direction when he slammed into the mini-bus that was turning onto Regent Street from Vlissengen road.
The impact of the crash split the motorcyclist’s body in two and one of his arms was completely severed and ended up in the mini-bus.
The bus had 4 passengers along with the driver and conductor. No one in the bus was injured, but a visibly shaken driver, Mark Pancham, said the speeding bike must have been going at over 100 miles per hour when it slammed into the side of the bus.
He said he will now have to deal with the situation.
Police investigators were forced to close off the busy intersection as curious onlookers rushed down to the scene. An investigation is ongoing.