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Motorcyclist killed on spot by pick-up

By Rickie Ramdass rickie.ramdass@trinidadexpress.com

A 20-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when he collided head-on with a pick-up in Longdenville, Chaguanas.

Ishmael Williams was the third person to be killed on the nation's roadways for the new year so far.

Around 2 p.m., Williams, of Railway Road, Londgenville, was riding his motorcycle along the main road when the driver of the van, a 25-year-old pundit from Cunupia, attempted to overtake a car before crashing into Williams, said police.

Officers said the driver of the van was given a breatherlyser test at the scene of the accident, which he passed.

Speaking to reporters, Williams's mother Ingrid McClean said her son was a general assistant at American Stores.

She said it was only about two years ago that she also lost her husband in a vehicular accident.

Supt Johnny Abraham, who was on the scene of the accident, said he was again calling on members of the public to exercise caution on the nation's roads.

"This is already the third road fatality for the year so far. This young boy was only 20 years old, he had his whole life ahead of him. So we are again calling on motorists to please exercise some more caution," said Abraham.

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