Unlicenced driver in deadly Stewartville accident gets bail

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Alejandra Brazon

The driver of the motorcar that was involved in an accident in June which claimed the life of 20-year-old Venezuelan national Alejandra Brazon has been released on $800,000 bail after he was slapped with a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Ralph was arraigned last week before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on June 21, 2021, at Stewartville, West Coast Demerara (WCD), he drove motorcar PRR 2014 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Brazon.

On this charge, he was granted $800,000 bail. The defendant was also charged with being an unlicenced driver and driving an uninsured and uncertified motor vehicle. He was also released on bail after pleading not guilty to these charges.

It was reported that Brazon was killed after the motorcar in which she and four others were travelling slammed into a utility pole at Stewartville and split into two halves. Ralph was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Reports are that Ralph was driving motorcar PRR 2014, and was proceeding east along the northern side of the Stewartville Public Road at a fast rate of speed when he overtook another motorcar, which was proceeding in the same direction along the northern side.

Police said that after overtaking, the vehicle was returning onto the northern carriageway, when the driver lost control and struck a Guyana Power and Light pole on the northern parapet before being flung into a nearby trench.

As a result of the collision, the car split into two. The driver and the occupants were all picked up in an unconscious state and taken to Leonora Cottage Hospital.

Brazon was pronounced dead on arrival while the others were taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) for further medical attention.