Taxi Driver granted $250,000 bail for causing death of Peddle Cyclist

Wendell Sukhlall
Wendell Sukhlall

[] – Taxi driver Wendell Sukhlall of Cummings Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown was granted $250,000 bail on a cause of death offence by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 26.

The 21-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on February 18 on Homestretch Avenue, he drove motor car PPP 6592 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Quacy Leigh.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant said that the defendant was driving the motor car proceeding west along the southern drive way of Homestretch Avenue while Leigh was heading in the same direction on a pedal cycle.

Sukhlall was driving at a fast rate and collided with the back rear wheel of the cycle, the Prosecutor said. Leigh was rushed in an unconscious state to the Georgetown Public Hospital. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and succumbed to injuries the following day.

Representing the defendant was Attorney-at-Law Kendaise Rodney. She told the Court that her client has no prior conviction and is not a flight risk; adding that Sukhlall has been cooperating with the Police since the incident occurred as she pleaded for a reasonable bail.
Grant did not object to bail and the defendant will appear in Court again on April 1.



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