Cop charged for killing pedestrian in ECD fatal accident


A 29-year-old Special Constable was on Monday charged for causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared before the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.

Michael Lewis, who is accused of causing the death of 61-year-old Bibi Zalima Subrattie, was placed on $200,000 bail. He is expected to return to court on October 12.

The fatal accident occurred at around 18:15hrs on May 24 along the Chateau Margot Public Road, East Coast Demerara.

Reports are that car was reportedly driving along the East Coast Highway and suddenly changed lanes to overtake another vehicle but instead it came into contact with the woman who was attempting to cross the road.

Upon seeing the woman, the driver attempted to swerve but the right side of the vehicle collided with the now dead woman.

As a result, Subrattie fell onto the roadway where she sustained severe head and bodily injuries. The woman reportedly died on the spot but it was until after an ambulance arrived at the scene, she was pronounced dead by medical personnel.