Driver in Mocha-Eccles bypass fatal accident gets bail
Twenty-two-year-old Jaleel Henry was on Monday slapped with two charges in connection with an accident that occurred along the Mocha/Eccles bypass road on Saturday evening and led to the death of 23-year-old Ishwar Mohan.
Henry was arraigned in the Diamond Magistrate’s Court on charges of failing to stop and failing to render assistance following an accident. He reportedly pleaded not guilty, and was granted bail in the sum on $20,000 by Magistrate Judy Latchman, who ordered that he return to court on September 27, 2021.
The Police have said that on the day in question, at about 19:00h, motor car PZZ 7322, driven by a 22-year-old, was proceeding along the roadway at a fast rate of speed when the vehicle reportedly ran over Mohan, of Second Street, Success, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who was lying on the road. The pedestrian was dragged some distance.
The car reportedly failed to stop to render assistance, but instead the driver went to the Providence Police Station, where he reported the matter. He claimed he did not stop because of “security reasons”.
However, the Police immediately went to the area, where the injured man was seen lying on the roadway in a motionless state. He was pronounced dead at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
At the scene, persons related that Mohan and his relatives are building a house in Farm New Housing Scheme, EBD, and on the day in question, they had been working at the site for the whole day.
Guyana Times understands that after a day’s work, the family and the workers started to imbibe, during which Mohan became angry after he was given high wine to drink while the others were consuming another brand of liquor.
In protest, the now dead man walked onto the main access road, where he reportedly threw himself down and shouted “I want dead!” His relatives reportedly warned him several times to come off the road, but a stubborn Mohan refused to adhere to their request.
The young man leaves to morning his parents and siblings.