A 40-year-old businessman was released on $300,000 bail after he was charged with the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.
Yeridin Cameron of Grant Friendship, Lower Pomeroon River, was arraigned before Magistrate Esther Sam on Monday at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.
It is alleged that on June 17, at Charity Back Street, Essequibo Coast, he drove a minibus in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of 79-year-old Choomanlall (only name given) also called “Cyril”, a father of five and farmer.
Cameron pleaded not guilty to the charge. His next court date is December 5.
According to reports, the elderly man of David James Scheme, Dredge Creek, Upper Pomeroon River, was returning home from selling vegetables when he was struck down by the vehicle.
He was rushed to the Oscar Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.