A 25-year-old man who allegedly caused the death of a minibus conductor following an accident on Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was today charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Shaquille Henry, of Mora Street, Linden, appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchmam at the Providence Magistrates’ Court.
Henry pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 10, 2020, at Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he drove motor car HD 1029 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Quamie Dalton, a bus conductor, of Block ‘C’ Ice House Road, Timehri, EBD.
Henry was released on $250,000 bail and was instructed to make his next court appearance on August 31.
Reports are that around 02:00hrs, Henry was driving motorcar HD 1020 proceeding south along the eastern side of Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
While in the vicinity of the Soesdyke junction, the vehicle crashed into a median and he lost control of the car.
The vehicle subsequently veered off the road and collided with a lamp-post, which was situated on the eastern side.
As a result of the collision, the vehicle received extensive damages. The passengers, Shania Budburgh, 18, of Amelia Ward, Linden, Melissa Lewis, 20, of Providence and Roshanna Bobsemple, 27, of Kara Kara, Linden, all received injuries about their bodies.
Public-spirited persons went to their rescue and rushed them to the Diamond Diagnosis Centre, where they were seen by a doctor. Dalton died while receiving treatment.
Budburgh, Bobsemple, and Henry were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), for further medical treatment.