$1M bail for GDF driver involved in fatal accident


A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) driver was released on $1M bail by City Magistrate Judy Latchman for the death of an elderly pedal cyclist, who was killed in an accident at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara in March 2017.

Lance Corporal Zamani Archibal denied the charge which alleged that on March 11, 2017 at Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he drove motor pickup DFB 1566 in a dangerous manner which caused the death of Harry Persaud.

The 24-year-old man of Manchester, Berbice was unrepresented and had his matter adjourned to August 30, 2017. According to reports, on the day in question, Archibal was driving south along the Soesdyke road, while Persaud was towing his infant granddaughter on a bicycle. It is alleged that Persaud swerved in front of the pickup and collided.

Persaud was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Center Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The infant was referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital and treated.

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