22-Y-0 truck driver granted bail in fatal Saffon St. accident

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Twenty-two-year old Eric Kennedy on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Kennedy of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on May 25, 2020, while driving a motor lorry with a trailer, he drove in a dangerous manner on Saffon and Sussex Streets, Georgetown which claimed the life of 23-year-old Terry Danraj.

Kennedy was released on $300,000 bail and the case is adjourned to October 7, 2020; he was represented by Attorney-at-law Bernard DaSliva.

The News Room understands that at around 21:00h on the day in question, Danraj was a passenger in motor car PSS 1314, which was being driven by a 26-year-old resident of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara.

The car was pinned underneath the trailer as a result of the collision [Photo: Paul Persaud/News Room]
The vehicle was reportedly proceeding north at a fast rate when it collided with the trailer of the container truck at the intersection.

The front of the car was pinned under the trailer which caused Danraj to be pinned inside.

Danraj, who was unconscious, along with the driver of the car, were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

However, around 13:30h on May 26, Danraj of Ogle, ECD, succumbed to his injuries. He was the owner of ‘Terry Wash Bay’.

 

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