Jamel Lowe was on Friday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a causing death by dangerous driving charge alleging that, on August 8, 2018, he drove minibus BVV 2848 in a manner dangerous to the public, resulting in the death of pedestrian Franklyn Dover on the Covent Garden Public Road, East Bank Demerara.According to information presented to the court, on August 8 last, the 33-year-old Guyana Goldfields employee was driving the minibus in a southerly direction on the eastern carriageway of the East Bank Demerara Public Road at a fast rate of speed when he collided with the pedestrian Dover, who was crossing west to east on the Covent Garden Public Road.The pedestrian accordingly fell to the roadway and received injuries. He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died while receiving medical attention.Lowe denied the allegation when it was read to him, and Police prosecutor Vivian Adolph objected to Lowe being placed on bail, citing the serious nature of the offence for which he was charged.Lowe was, however, placed on bail in the sum of $600,000 on condition that he lodges his travel documents and reports to the Providence Police Station every Friday until determination of his case. His driver’s licence was also suspended until completion of the case. The matter will continue on August 20.
Guyana Goldfields employee charged for death of pedestrian