Weeks after a young boy was killed, and his friend seriously injured in a hit and run accident along the Enmore Public Road, East Coast Demerara, the driver of a car was yesterday charged with causing his death.
Twenty-eight-year-old Steven Pierre of 26 Seafield Village, West Coast Demerara, appeared before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Cove & John Magistrate’s Court.
He was slapped with four charges.
The first charge stated that on June 21, 2020, at Enmore Public Road, he drove motor car PLL 7855 in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of 16-year-old Sheldon Major.
It was further alleged that on the same day in question, he failed to report an accident, failed to render assistance and failed to stop after an accident.
Pierre pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was released on a total of $575,000.00 bail. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on July 14, 2020.
On June 21, last, Major lost his life while his younger friend, 14-year-old Christopher Pollard, is presently in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The boys who hail from 76 Enmore, North East Coast Demerara, were discovered lying on the road by passersby around 19:00hrs on the day in question.
The police, in a release, said one of the victims was discovered motionless on the northern edge of the road, while the other individual was found in a semi-conscious condition on the grass parapet.
Both individuals were seen with severe injuries about their heads and bodies.
They were taken to the GPHC by police ranks. Major was pronounced dead on arrival, while his friend was admitted to the Accident and Emergency Unit.
Debris of a vehicle was also seen scattered on the northern side of the road.