Bus drivers to be charged with causing death of Den Amstel brothers

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The Guyana Police Force (GPF), in a statement today (Wednesday), said that in respect of the accident which occurred on June 26, 2018 on Den Amstel Public Road, WCD, which resulted in the deaths of brothers, Shemon West, 28 and Shalum Allen, 19, legal advice has been obtained for both drivers to be charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving.

The drivers Mohendra Rambowar, 31, of 1621 Tuschen Housing Scheme and Devon Headley, 27, of 793 Tuschen Housing Scheme, who are on bail, will make their appearance at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court, tomorrow (Thursday).

The bicycle that the two men were riding when they met their demise
Reports are the two brothers were returning home on a pedal cycle from the Leonora Police Station after uplifting car documents when they met their demise.
Preliminary investigations revealed that a minibus bearing registration number BVV 8882 had stopped to put off passengers and as the two brothers were in the process of overtaking, the vehicle suddenly drove off.
However, in the process, its right-side front hit the left handle bar of the bicycle thus causing the two men to fall onto the roadway. It was at this time another minibus with registration plates BVV 7042, which was heading in the opposite direction, drove over them.
The teen reportedly died on the spot while his brother, a father of two, succumbed at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.

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