Driver slapped with causing death by dangerous driving charge
Linden-Soesdyke Highway accident
…released on $500,000 bail
The driver who was involved in the Linden-Soesdyke Highway accident which killed a father of one and seriously injured his wife, has been slapped with a causing death by dangerous driving charge.
Forty-seven-year-old Wesley Rodney appeared at the Providence Magistrate’s Court on Friday, where the charge of dangerous driving was read to him. It is alleged that on January 12, he caused the death of 31-year-old Uriel Reynolds of Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
Reports are that Reynolds was driving a minibus, PPP 3468, when a pick-up truck, which was allegedly travelling at a fast rate of speed, crashed into him. His wife, who was also inside the minibus at the time, sustained an injury to her right hand.
Police have since said the driver of a motor car was proceeding west on the highway when he collided with a pick-up heading east, causing the driver of that pick-up to lose control and collide with Reynolds’ minibus.
The injured man and his wife were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A breathalyser test was conducted on the drivers of the car and the pick-up, respectively, and no trace of alcohol was found in their system.
Rodney was released on $500,000 bail and the case will continue on February 17. (G9)