Two friends die in Soesdyke/Linden highway smash-up

Two friends die in Soesdyke/Linden highway smash-up

Two friends lost their lives in a horrific accident along the Soesdyke-Linden highway in the vicinity of Long Creek.

Police have identified the two dead men as 22-year-old Shazeer Mohammed and 26-year-old Ryan Boodan.

Mohammed was riding his motorcycle with Boodan as the pillion rider.

A police report said the motorcycle was heading south along the eastern side of the highway, when it was hit by a car that was just behind it, as the motorcyclist reportedly attempted to change direction.

The driver of the car that slammed into the motorcycle claims that the rears lights of the motorcycle were not working and he attempted to avoid hitting the motorcyclist and his friend, after the motorcyclist made a sudden turn on the roadway.

He claims that he applied brakes, but because of the short distance between his car and the motorcycle, the car came into contact with the back of the motorcycle, resulting in the motorcyclist and his pillion rider being thrown onto the roadway.

The two victims were taken to the Linden Hospital, where doctors pronounced them dead on arrival. The bodies have since been transported to Georgetown.

The driver of the motorcar has been taken into custody to assist with the probe. The Police said a breathalyzer test was administered to the driver, but there was no trace of alcohol in his system.

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