Hit-and-run accident: Essequibo Coast driver charged for fatal accident

Ganesh Choonilall, a car driver of Airy Hall, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was charged on Monday.

Charged: Ganesh Choonilall

The 35-year-old man was charged for failure to stop at an accident scene and failure to render assistance to the victim.
It is alleged that on Friday at about 19:30h, motor car PWW 2293 was proceeding along the Adventure Public Road at a fast rate and struck down 63-year-old Ameer Ally, who was walking on the corner of the road.
As a result of the collision, the elderly man fell on the roadway and sustained injuries to his body. The driver of the car that hit him drove away from the scene. As such, the injured man was picked up in an unconscious state by public spirited persons and rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The car that was involved in the fatal accident in Essequibo

The driver of the motor car who fled the scene was subsequently arrested.
On Monday, he appeared at the Charity Magistrate Court before Magistrate Crystal Lambert, via Zoom. He pleaded not guilty to the charges but was nonetheless refused bail.
He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on September 23.