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Office Assistant remanded for causing death of Corentyne Welder

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A 32-year-old man was today (Wednesday, March 29, 2017) charged with causing the death of 20-year-old Irshad Mamood of Lot 51, #77 Village, Corentyne.

Tameshwar Bridgelall was slapped with causing death by dangerous driving charge and another charge that states he failed to render assistance after the accident.

The accused who appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Springlands Magistrates Court was not required to plead to the causing death by dangerous driving charge. However, he pleaded not guilty for failing to render assistance.

Bridgelall appeared to be remorseful for the offences committed on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

According to the police, Mamood was proceeding south along the eastern driveway at a normal speed, when motor car PNN 7736 which was proceeding in the opposite direction, allegedly at a fast rate, swerved into the path of the motorcyclist. As a result of the collision, the cyclist who fell on the road surface, received injuries to his head and body. He was taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver of the car fled the scene of the accident but was arrested the following morning and later charged.

Police prosecutor Benard Browne objected to bail for the failing to render assistance charge, claiming that the possibility exists that he might not return for trial as he fled the scene of the accident.

The prosecutor also sighted the gravity of the offence and the penalty attached to such offence.

After hearing the case, the magistrate refused bail, and the accused is expected to return to court on April 13, 2017.

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