Driver charged with causing death of 11-yr-old

DEAD: Simon Christopher Kendall
The driver, who was involved in the accident which resulted in the death of 11-year-old Simon Kendall on Thursday, was today charged with causing death by dangerous driving.  
DEAD: Simon Christopher Kendall
DEAD: Simon Christopher Kendall

According to a police statement, Darshan Babulall, 22, of Number 46 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Ortega at the Number 51 Village Magistrate’s Court, where the charge of causing death by dangerous driving, was read to him. 

He was remanded to prison until December 28, 2016.

INews understands that the lad was struck down on the Number 46 Public Road around 16:30 hrs while making his way to assist on the family’s farm a few houses away.

At the time, he was accompanying his brother Sheldon Kendall to the farm, when motor car PVV 7617 struck him down.

The Court was also informed by the Prosecutor that the accused was in August of 2014, charged with causing the death of another teenager at Alness Village, Corentyne. He was convicted in May of this year and sentenced to one year imprisonment  and two years suspension of his Driver’s Licence.
However, he appealed the decision and was released on High Court bail, pending the determination of the matter.


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