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Zeeburg fatal accident: Minibus driver charged for causing death by dangerous driving

Devon Daziel, a 35-year-old minibus driver, has been charged and remanded to prison over the Zeeburg, West Coast Demerara fatal accident.

Daziel of Lot 68 Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was charged with the indictable offence of causing death by dangerous driving.

He appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamilla Ali-Seepaul, where the charge was read to him.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge and was remanded to prison. The matter was adjourned to January 8, 2023, for report and fixture.

Daziel was minibus driver BAB 1864, which was involved in an accident on Saturday on the Zeeburg Public Road, which resulted in the death of pedestrian Gaitree Sewsankar, 37, from Sister's Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

It was reported that minibus BAB 1864 was heading east along the northern side of the road at an alleged fast rate of speed with 14 passengers on board when an unknown motor car which was heading in front of the minibus, turned left into School Street, Zeeburg.

Daziel pulled right to avoid colliding with the motor car, and while doing so, he collided with the right-side front portion of a motor lorry, which was heading west in the opposite direction.

As a result of the collision, the minibus also collided with minibus BTT 1676, which was parked on the northern side facing east, and further collided with the two pedestrians.

One of the pedestrians, Sewsankar, ended up under minibus BAB1864. All passengers, including the driver and pedestrian, were seriously injured, and they were taken to Leonora Cottage Hospital by passerby vehicles, where they were all treated. Sewsankar was pronounced dead on arrival by the doctor on duty.

The drivers were tested for alcohol, and no trace was found. Notwithstanding, investigations are continuing.


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