Minibus driver in Avenue of the Republic fatal accident on $300k bail


A 30-year-old minibus driver was released on $300,000 bail on Thursday for the fatal accident at Avenue of the Republic, which claimed the life of a 72-year-old pedestrian on April 12, 2021.

Leon Kyle, of Lamaha Street, Kitty, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate, Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not required to plea to the charge, which stated that on April 12, he drove minibus #BWW 7191 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Keith Alexander McGarrell.

Kyle was released on $300,000 bail and the case is adjourned to May 11, 2021.

Kyle allegedly told police that while he was in the vicinity of the Demerara Fire Insurance Company, McGarrell suddenly attempted to cross the road from west to east but ended up in the path of the minibus.

Kyle reportedly said that he applied brakes to avoid a collision, but the right-side front of the vehicle collided with McGarrell, and as a result, the elderly man fell onto the roadway and received injuries to his head and other parts of his body.

McGarrell was picked up in an unconscious state by Kyle and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he subsequently died without regaining consciousness.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on Kyle and no trace of alcohol was found in his system.

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