Guyana: Motorcyclist dies after crashing into utility pole

Guyana: Motorcyclist dies after crashing into utility pole
Colin Thomas
Colin Thomas

(GUYANA CHRONICLE) — Twenty-one-year-old Colin Thomas was killed after his motorcycle, CJ 6063, collided with a utility pole before catapulting him a short distance away in the vicinity of the New Amsterdam Post Office.

Thomas, an employee of Berbice Home Design Engineering Associates, was last seen by his mother, Marsha, between 19:00 to 20:00hrs on Saturday evening when he left their Lot 51 Stanleytown home to “hang” with some overseas-based friends.

Further, the now deceased man was expected to go to another of his relatives’ home at Mai and Patrick Dam, Mount Sinai, where he was expected to spend the night. It was believed that he was going to that location when the accident occurred.

However, it was just before 07:00hrs on Sunday morning that a taxi driver alerted the relatives of the accident, and when they rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital, their loved one was already in the mortuary.

Subsequently, family members visited the traffic department where ranks handed over $31,000 in cash, and a gold ring which belonged to the now deceased. The damaged motorcycle is lodged at the station.

However, Thomas’ mother claimed that when her son left home he was also in possession of a JS cellphone and a gold chain with the pendant, However, these were not recovered.

According to her, family members thoroughly searched the accident scene where they observed damage to a post just before the Sentinel Security Services, Berbice office, but did not find any of the valuables.

This newspaper was reliably informed that the motionless body of Thomas was discovered by an individual who was searching for bottles. It was after that individual raised an alarm, that security ranks responded and transported the injured youth to the hospital, where his death was confirmed.

Colin Thomas, the second of eight children, leaves to mourn his parents, Sheldon and Marsha, along with seven siblings, other relatives and friends.


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