Hire car collides with electric bike in Berbice

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A hire car driven by Rajiv Bhola, 29, of Lot 14 B Section, Adelphi Village, East Canje, Berbice on Monday collided with an electric bike. The bike was being driven by Ishmael Swidding of Lot 21 B Canefield, East Canje, Berbice.

The accident took place at about 13:00 hours at Canefield Public Road, East Canje Berbice. They Break News understands that the electric bike was proceeding north on the western drive lane while the hire car was proceeding in the same direction behind the electric bike. 

A Police report said that the driver of the bike suddenly turned east without using the indicator and changed his course of direction and turned west instead. The car collided with the bike and as such, the rider fell onto the road and received injuries to his head and other parts of his body. 

He was picked up in an unconscious condition by the driver of the car and public-spirited citizens who transported him to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor. He was later referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted as a patient.

The hire car and the electric bike were lodged at Central Police Station. A breathalyzer test was conducted and a reading of 0.00% BAC was obtained, and a notice of intended prosecution was served on the hire car driver as the investigation continues.

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