A 40-year-old business has been released on $300,000 bail after being slapped with causing death by dangerous driving charge.
Yeridin Cameron of Grant Friendship, Lower Pomeroon River, was hauled before Magistrate Esther Sam in the Charity Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
The charge alleged that on June 17, 2022, at Charity Back Street, Essequibo Coast, he drove a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of 79-year-old Choomanlall, also called ‘Cyril.’
The Prosecutor applied the Administration of Justice Act (AJA), and Cameron pleaded not guilty to the charge. As a result, bail was granted in the sum of $300,000, and the matter was adjourned to December 5, 2022, for disclosure of statements.
Reports are that the pensioner was struck down while walking along the Charity Public Road at about 10:00h on the day in question.
It was reported that Cameron, who was driving a minibus at the time, was allegedly speeding when he swerved from a pothole and into the elderly man.
After being hit, Choomanlall sustained injuries to his body and was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Oscar Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.