Tailor charged with road death, granted $300k bail

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Two months after a carpenter was killed during a hit-and-run accident at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, a 24-year-old tailor was on Wednesday slapped with three charges.

Ryan Seecharran of Herstelling, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, where the first charge alleged that on June 24, 2017 at Third Street Herstelling, he drove motor car PVV 4911 in a dangerous manner to the public causing the death of Kalicharan Goordial.

Seecharran was also charged with failing to stop the vehicle and failing to render assistance to the victim after the accident. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges while his lawyer, Glenn Hanoman begged the Magistrate for his client to be released on reasonable bail.

With no objection raised by Police Prosecutor, Arwin Moore, the Chief Magistrate released Seecharran on $300,000 bail for the cause of death charge and adjourned the matter until September 13, 2017.

Meanwhile, he was released on $5,000 bail each on the two other charges which were transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s court for September 11, 2017. According to the reports, the accident occurred at about 15:00hrs at Third Street, Herstelling, a few streets away from Goordial’s home in Creekdam.

It is alleged that the driver of the motorcar, upon turning a corner, unavoidably hit Goordial. It was revealed during police investigation that Goordial, who was said to be highly intoxicated, was lying on the center of the cross-street, which adjoins to Third Street.

The driver of the motor car fled the scene of the accident and Goordial was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre by residents, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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