Both legs of a motorcyclist were twisted by almost 120 degrees, after a careless cab driver had swerved into his path, and crashed almost head-on into his motorcycle last night.
As a result, the badly injured man, who has been identified as Vincent Roberts, had to be rushed to the Georgetown Public hospital in a critical condition.
According to eyewitnesses, Roberts was riding his motorcycle with a pillion rider in tow, in a northerly direction in the vicinity of the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue, when a motorcar with registration number PSS 9801, and which was proceeding south along the same Avenue, careened diagonally into his path.
As a result of the impact, Roberts was thrown several feet into the air and eventually landed on the car’s windscreen, while the pillion rider who had miraculously sprung from the cycle before the impact, escaped strangely without a scratch.
The impact of the collision was so loud, that it drew the attention of patrons who were at a boxing match in the National Gymnasium, but swiftly abandon the event and rushed to the accident scene in large numbers.
There, they were greeted with the sight of Roberts who was still pressed on the car’s bonnet, with his feet dangling and obviously twisted as a result of the accident.
When the Guyana Guardian arrived on the scene, scores of persons could have been heard lamenting on the failure of the police to get to the scene in a timely manner.
The driver of the car was later taken into custody.
Investigations are ongoing.