Drivers to be charged in death of Den Amstel brothers

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Two drivers will Thursday be charged with the death of two Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara brothers following an accident last week.

The drivers are Mohendra Rambowar 31, of 1621 Tuschen Housing Scheme and Devon Headley 27, of 793 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.

The two men were on bail pending legal advice on the matter.

With the advice now in, the men will appear at the Vreed-En-Hoop Magistrate’s Court where the charge of causing death by dangerous driving will be read to them on Thursday.

The two brothers – 28-year-old Sherman West and 19-year-old Shalum Allen – both of Fellowship/ Den Amstel were killed when they were struck off their bicycle on June 26.

The accident occurred a short distance from the Den Amstel Police Station.

Police claimed that Rambowar, driving minibus BVV 8882, was proceeding east along the northern side of the road and stopped to put off some passengers.

The bicycle was proceeding in the same direction and was passing from behind the minibus.

As the bicycle was passing the bus, the driver suddenly drove off and its right side collided with the left handle bar of the bicycle.

As a result, the cyclist and his brother fell onto the southern carriageway and were struck by minibus BVV 7042, driven by Headley.

 

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