Speeding driver who killed pensioner on pedestrian crossing released


The driver of the motorcar which stuck down 81-year-old Parvini Ramcharran was on Wednesday granted station bail in the sum of $100,000.

The News Room has learnt that a Post Mortem is scheduled for January 14th and as such, after a 72-hour detention period ended, the driver was put on station bail.

The driver is said to be a Chinese businessman of Robb Street, Lacytown, Georgetown; he was made to lodge his passport at the station.

Ramcharran of Lot 4 Nigg Corentyne had just collected her pension and was making her way home when she was struck down half way across the road on the pedestrian crossing. The impact sent her into the air and onto the parapet on the southern side of the road.

Her son, Jaichand Persaud Balkaran, who was waiting for her at the bus shed heard the impact and he made his way to the scene; there he found his mother panting for breath.

The woman was assisted by the driver and her son to the Port Mourant Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The entire ordeal was recorded on CCTV camera.

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