Hire car driver on $200,000 bail for causing the death of 7-year-old during accident

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By Royan Abrams
A Corentyne man was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 when he appeared at the #51 Magistrates Court to answer a ‘causing death by dangerous driving’ charge on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

39-year-old Deodat Bisnauth of Salton Farm, Corentyne, Berbice pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Alex Moore.

The court heard that on Friday, November 25, 2016, Bisnauth driver motor car; HC 3069 was proceeding in a manner dangerous to the public on the Wellington Park Public Road and as a result caused the death of 7-year-old Dawin Prince of Kiltearn Village, Corentyne, Berbice.

News Room had reported that on the day of the accident, the child was crossing the road on a pedestrian crossing which is located in front of the Wellington Park Primary School at about 7:00 hours when the motor car which at the time was being driven by the accused at a fast rate, failed to stop at the pedestrian crossing.

The News Room was told that the car collided with the child and flung him several feet away on the public road from the point of impact. He was picked up by a passing minibus in an unconscious state and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital where he was examined by a doctor but had to be transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital as he sustained severe injuries to his head and about his body.

The lad was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he died several days after.

Bisnauth was granted bail and is expected to return to court on January 24, 2017, at the #51 Magistrates Court.

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