A man who is said to have abandoned his motorbike at the scene of a fatal accident on the Nismes Public Road, West Bank Demerara several months ago was today charged with two traffic offences.
Twenty-six-year-old Gregory Bess of Bagotsville, West Bank Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The first charge stated that on January 28, 2019, at Nismes Public Road, West Bank Demerara, while he was the driver of motorcycle CJ 5283 which caused an accident involving Hubert Caesar, he failed to stop and render assistance.

It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he drove motorcycle CJ 5283 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Hubert Caesar.

Bess denied both charges after they were read to him by the magistrate.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that on the day in question, Bess was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway of the roadway at a fast rate of speed when he allegedly struck down 70-year-old pedal cyclist Hubert Caesar of lot 95-96 Nismes Public Road, West Bank Demerara and fled the scene without rendering assistance.

The injured man was picked up in an unconscious state and was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Prosecutor Mansfield objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds that since the accident he has been evading the police. The prosecutor added that it was only recently that ranks went to the home of his reputed wife and he was arrested and taken into custody.

It was also stated that while Bess was in custody he attempted to escape but was apprehended.

The magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded Bess to prison until September 5 when he will appear in the Wales Magistrate’s Court.



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