Two GMRSC Racers Die In 48 Hours
The local motor racing fraternity has been plunged into mourning following the death of one of its members Errol Gonsalves.
Just twenty four hours before Gonsalves met his demise on the East Bank corridor , he spoke with Capitol News about his love for Steelpan music and the need for Guyana to revive the art especially leading up to the Mashramani festivities.
Reports are that Gonsalves who was also a well known Mechanic in the city was riding along the East Bank in the vicinity of Herstelling when tragedy struck.
According to a police press release, the driver of the mini-bus belonging to bounty Farm Limited was proceeding along the roadway when the collision with Gonsalves CBR motorcycle occurred.
Gonsalves’s death has been recorded as the third road fatality for this week and the seventeeth for the year.
And just 48 hours before that in a separate accident on Sunday morning- another motor racing enthusiast Raymond Ally and his friend Jermaine Frank lost their lives after the car in which they were travelling ran off the road in the vicinity of Houston. They ended up in a nearby canal.
Despite several efforts by the Guyana Police Force’s Traffic department to clamp down on dangerous driving, the issue of speeding still remains a problem on the roadways.
However, it is believed that one useful strategy would be to get the Guyana Motor Racing Sports Club to promote messages which encourage motorists to use the roads with caution and avoid speeding.