ECD man nursing head injuries from motorcycle accident


first_imgA resident of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, is presently nursing head injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he lost control of his motorcycle in the wee hours of Saturday morning and was thrown into a nearby ditch.The damaged motorcycle on the roadAnthoney Murphy was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the Montrose Public Road, East Coast Demerara – which is closed and currently under construction – when he lost control of motorcycle CG 3472.Speaking with Guyana Times, a police rank stated that the accident occurred at about 04:40h.The rank explained that the area has the necessary traffic/construction signs erected along the road to alert drivers of the road works but Murphy failed to pay heed to warnings and proceeded. As a result, the cyclist received injuries to his head and was rushed to the city hospital by an ambulance. He was admitted a patient and is undergoing treatment.On Wednesday evening, also on the Montrose Public Road, a Route 44 minibus, bearing registration number BVV 9628, toppled after reportedly driving onto the bridge at about 20:00h.A few passengers in the minibus received minor injuries.Inquiries revealed that the minibus was proceeding along the southern side of the road at a fast rate of speed when it swerved onto the bridge, causing it to turn over on its right side before crashing into motorcar PLL 6444.Persons have complained of the manner in which the East Coast Road Expansion is being conducted.One driver said he thinks the project was a“good” one. However, the Government needs to ensure the necessary infrastructure such as lights and road markings are added to the road swiftly.The US$50.2 million East Coast road expansion project has two components. One features a four-lane expansion of the road from Better Hope to Annandale and the other caters for an upgrade to the existing two-lane road from Annandale to Belfield.Guyana had received a US$45.3 million concessional loan from the China EXIM (Export-Import) Bank to finance the road project, and that agreement was signed in January last year.Upon completion of the widening and improvement of the East Coast Demerara Highway, citizens travelling along the East Coast will benefit from reduced travel time and less traffic congestion. Apart from the road being expanded, the project includes improved drainage for the East Coast, which is usually susceptible to floods.last_img read more