Updated: May 27, 2022
The driver involved in the deadly Corentyne hit-and-run accident on the No. 70 Village, Public Road, which claimed the lives of two persons, was today remanded to prison.
37-year-old Vivendra Ramdharry, of No. 69 Village, Upper Corentyne, was hauled before Magistrate Alex Moore in the Springlands Magistrate’s Court.
He was charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of failure to render assistance, and failure to report an accident.
The 37-year-old man was not required to plead to the two counts of causing death by dangerous driving but pleaded not guilty to the other charges.
Bail was not granted, and the accused was remanded to prison until April 14, 2022. Attorney-at-law Bernard Da Silva represented him.
The court heard that on March 18, 2022, Ramdharry drove motor car PVV 1015 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the deaths of Tony Lakeram, 20, and Felicia Fernandes, 28.
Reports are that the accident occurred at about 23:20h on the No. 70 Village, Public Road.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Ramdharry was allegedly speeding along the roadway when it collided with the duo. Instead of rendering assistance, he reportedly continued on his journey.
As a result, the duo sustained injuries about their bodies and was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital, where they both were pronounced dead on arrival.
Ramdharry was arrested the following day in Kitty, Georgetown.