Owners of motorbike, cow charged for Berbice fatal accident

Following the death of a Crabwood Creek, Berbice man in December 2020, the owner of the motorcycle he was riding at the time of the accident has been charged for permitting an unlicensed driver to use the vehicle and with breach of insurance.
The bike’s owner, Maneshwar Manniram, appeared at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court on Friday before Magistrate Alex Moore and pleaded guilty to both charges. He was reprimanded and discharged.
Meanwhile, the owner of the cow which the rider rode into was also placed before the same Magistrate, charged with suffering cattle to stray.
Guradat Mahadeo, a Crabwood Creek cattle farmer, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was placed on $30,000 bail. The case will continue on April 13.
On December 19, 22-year-old Akram Hack died after crashing the motorbike he was riding into a cow along the Crabwood Creek Public Road.
Hack’s friends had said that they were all imbibing at a shop when the construction worker took the keys to the motorbike, stating that he was going home for an item. He crashed and died shortly after. (G4)