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Motorcyclist in critical condition

The motorcycle that Akeem Ali was riding

Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were Sunday battling to save the life of an 18-year old motorcyclist who slammed into a utility pole.

He is Akeem Ali of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

Ali sustained serious head injuries and broken legs. A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan was due to be performed to determine the extent of the head injuries.

Blood was said to be oozing from his nose and ears as he lay in an unconscious condition.

Eyewitnesses said the man was riding his motorcycle, CG 8499, in a southerly direction by the Houston turn (near the Christmas tree) when he lost control and slammed into a nearby utility pole.

The helmet he was wearing was badly damaged.

Up to November 24, exactly 100 persons have died on Guyana’s roads for the year.

So far, pedestrians have been the main road users affected with 29 such persons having lost their lives at the end of October 2013.

Between January and October, 2013; 14 motor cyclists, 12 pedal cyclists, 12 drivers of motor vehicles, 2 pillion riders and 16 passengers of motor vehicles lost their lives.
 
Speeding continues to be a major contributing factor to fatal accidents and was the cause of 55 of the 79 fatal accidents recorded at the end of October 2013.