A father of six was on Thursday evening killed after he crashed allegedly into a parked vehicle at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara. The collision, which occurred at about 20:00h resulted in the death of KaramchandDead: Karamchand “Bobby” Singh“Bobby” Singh, 44, of Lot 576 Block 8, Mon Repos, ECD.According to reports, the man was heading home from a nephew’s birthday party at Lusignan, ECD when he met his demise.Guyana Times understands Singh was riding along the Railway Embankment Highway and in the vicinity of Good Hope koker, he lost control of his motorcycle CG 4185 and slammed into a parked X-Trail bearing registration PSS 9646.He sustained severe injuries and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. At the home of the dead man on Friday, his daughter Indira Budhu explained that her stepfather left home on Thursday afternoon to attend a birthday party of his nephew.She noted that family was at home when they received a phone call from a relative informing them that Singh was involved in an accident. Without hesitation, she, her mother and a few family members rushed to the scene but by that time he was already taken to GPH.While at the scene, she added, the vehicle was parked in the middle of the road and her father’s mangled motorcycle was in a corner.“When I reach, meh stepfather cousin told we that the driver of the pickup say he de park in the corner when meh stepfather slam into (he vehicle).” Budhu added that no one was there to substantiate the claims made by the man. However, she left the scene and went to the hospital where she saw Singh lying on a bed in a motionless state.When asked if her stepfather might have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, Budhu noted that she was told that he had two bottles of beer. She noted that her stepfather was very loving and took care of them as if they were his own.Budhu further stated that her mother is devastated and has to be consoled by relatives. She is trying to come to grips with the reality.The driver of the other vehicle was taken into custody and is assisting with investigations. (Bhisham Mohamed)
Bagotville fatal accidentD Division Commander Edmond Cooper has confirmed that 20-year-old Trevon Callender who was injured in the recent accident at Bagotville, West Bank Demerara (WBD) remains hospitalised in a serious condition.Dead: Dan BatsonCallender was the pillion rider on 18-year-old Dan Batson’s motorcycle which collided with a motorcar head-on resulting in the two being flung into the air on the Bagotville Public Road just outside Batson’s home on Wednesday evening. Batson was said to be turning into his residence.Batson lost his life while Callender was pitched into a nearby trench and rushed to the hospital in a critical condition. According to reports, the duo was proceeding on motorcycle CJ 2217 without headlamps at about 20:30h when they collided with the car HC 3870. The driver of the car has been identified as a 24-year-old Sisters Village, WBD resident who was reported to be a known speedster. A breathalyser test conducted on him reportedly showed no trace of alcohol.When Police had taken the driver the retrace his recollection of what transpired, drama unfolded as several of Batson’s relatives gathered, some of whom witnessed the accident and demanded that Police conduct a “proper investigation”. Batson’s 17-year-old cousin was identified as the principal eyewitness.