DIED ON THE SCENE: Mahindra Ghiseeawan, who died in the motorcycle accident.
Biker killed: rammed by car
Carolyn Kissoon firstname.lastname@example.org
Biker Mahindra Ghiseeawan was returning home when a car crashed into him near the Shore of Peace cremation site, South Oropouche, yesterday.
Ghiseeawan, 45, was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene.
His friends, who were trailing behind on motorcycles, witnessed the crash around 1.30 a.m.
Relatives said Ghiseeawan, an auto mechanic, was returning to his Grant Road Extension, Rousillac, home after a night out with friends.
His brother Vishnu said, “He has been riding motorbike since he was a teenager. He and some other bikers went to Point Fortin, where they attended a bike show. We heard that after the show they went to Cross Crossing to buy burgers and were coming home. My brother was riding in front of the others, so when the car ran off the road he was struck.”
A passer-by saw Ghiseeawan’s motorcycle and contacted his relatives.
“We went there around 2 a.m. and he was already dead on the road,” his brother said.
Ghiseeawan lived with his 80-year-old father, Sahadeo. He was the father of a six-year-old boy, Nicholai.
“This is very sad for our family. My brother had so many friends and he loved bikes. We are trying to be strong. We were four brothers and we were all really close. I spoke to him two days ago and he was in such a good mood,” Vishnu Ghiseeawan said.
Ghiseeawan was preparing to begin construction of his own home, relatives said.
His wife, Lisa Goolcharan, said she spoke with Ghiseeawan on Saturday night. “He called me to talk to our son. He promised to come today to take him fishing.”
Goolcharan, 32, said he was a good father to their son.
The car involved in the crash was impounded at the Oropouche Police Station.