Guyana Goldfields employee charged for death of pedestrian

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A thirty-three-year-old Guyana Goldfields employee was on Friday granted $600,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with causing death by dangerous driving charge.

Jamel Lowe denied the charge, which stated that on August 8, 2018, while he was the driver of a minibus bearing registration numbers BVV 2848, he drove same in a dangerous manner which resulted in the death of Franklyn Dover, a pedestrian.

According to information presented to the courts, on August 8, Lowe was proceeding south in the eastern carriageway on the Covent Garden Public road at a fast rate when he collided with the pedestrian, who was crossing west to east on the said road. As a result, the pedestrian fell to the roadway and received injuries.

He was subsequently picked up and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Center where he was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he later died while receiving medical attention.

Police prosecutor Vivian Adolph objected to bail being granted while citing the serious nature of the offense.

However, the driver was granted bail in the sum of $600,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his travel documents and report to the Providence Police Station every Friday

Lowe license was also suspended until completion of the case. The matter will continue August 20.

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