A 20-year-old motorcyclist died instantly when he collided head-on with a pick-up truck yesterday, bringing the road fatality for 2013 to three in four days.
Ismael Williams, of Railway Road, Longdenville, suffered multiple broken bones and fractures while returning to American Stores in Chaguanas, where he worked as a supervisor.
The incident occurred around 2 pm, while Williams was riding west along the Caparo Valley Road, Longdenville.
According to reports, a black Toyota Hilux pick-up driven by a 25-year-old man from Munroe Road, Chaguanas, tried to overtake a yellow Toyota Cressida which was turning into Last Avenue.
However, as he turned onto the right lane, he collided with the motorcycle.
William’s body was flung several metres into the air.
A party of police led by Supt Johnny Abraham and Insp Wayne Lawrence visited the scene and attempted to console screaming relatives and direct traffic, which had backed up for several miles.
Some irate residents threatened roadblocks, demanding swift justice. However, police said they were able to persuade them that a proper investigation would be done.
A breathalyser test was administered to the driver involved in the accident. He was found to be under the legal limit.
Up to late yesterday, the driver was assisting police with inquiries.
Cpl Nelson of the Longdenville police post is continuing investigations.
Nigel Patrick Umaid died on New Year’s Eve when his Toyota Crown crashed into a 20-tonne truck along the Uriah Butler Highway near Charlieville.
On Wednesday morning, an unidentified woman was knocked down along the Priority Bus Route.