Man gets over 4 years jail for causing death of elderly woman

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Cleveland Softleigh

A Mocha businessman, Cleveland Softleigh was on Tuesday morning jailed for 4 years and 6 months for causing the death of 64-year-old Ingrid James in July of 2017 on the Herstelling Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

He was sentenced by Magistrate Judy Latchman who told him that life is priceless after the father of six begged for leniency revealing that he begged the family to compensate them.

The charge against him alleged that on July 29, 2017, he drove motorcar PKK 3251 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of James.

It was previously reported that as a result of the collision, James’ left leg was severed and she sustained injuries to her head and body.

Dead: Ingrid James

She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Hospital, after being transported there in an unconscious state.

A statement from the police had said that the woman was reportedly crossing the road and walked into the path of the vehicle.

Following the accident, the woman was left unidentified for two days in the mortuary.

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