Sherwin Hopkinson, 30, of Lot 78 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts today, to answer to a cause of death by dangerous driving charge.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on March 5, 2016 at Aubrey Barker Public Road, he drove minibus BBB 1302 in a manner dangerous to the public, thus causing the death of 76-year-old, William Trim.
The prosecution’s facts state that on the day in question, the defendant was overtaking several vehicles while speeding when he lost control of the minibus and collided with a motor car.
Trim was in the said car which pitched several feet away from the point of impact. He was picked up in an unconscious manner and taken to a city hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan granted $800,000 bail to the defendant and ordered that his license be suspended until completion of the trial. The matter will return to court on March 30 for statements.