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Biker killed in head-on crash
Rousillac father of one Mahendra Ghiseawan was looking forward to building his own home and had bought all the materials he needed. But those plans ended tragically yesterday when the 45-year-old motorcyclist was killed instantly in a head-on collision on the South Trunk Road, La Romaine. Police said around 1.30 am yesterday Ghiseawan, a mechanic, and his friends were heading south when, near the Mosquito Creek cremation site, a dark blue Nissan B14 hit his motorcycle. Yesterday, Ghiseawan’s relatives tried to come to terms with his sudden death. His younger brother, Vishnu, 43, also of Rousillac, said Ghiseawan had been riding motorcycles for more than 20 years. “He loved bikes. He is a safe rider. I never know him to fall down. His friends will tell you he was one of the most experienced riders when they on their bike runs. He don’t do stunts on the road or anything like that,” Vishnu said.
Vishnu said he knew people would accuse his brother of speeding because he was riding a motorcycle, but, he said, “He was not racing. People always say bikers like to race. But he was on the home stretch.” He said witnesses told the family the driver of the car was not using headlights. Vishnu said his brother was thrown from the bike and landed on the road behind the car. He said his brother and his friends were returning from buying burgers at Cross Crossing, San Fernando, which was a normal weekend routine for them. Vishnu said around 2 am yesterday he received a phone call from a relative telling him that Ghiseawan had been in an accident. He said a fellow villager was passing by the accident site, recognised Ghiseawan’s bike and called the family.
An autopsy will be done on Ghiseawan’s body today. Investigations are continuing.
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