$200k bail for driver in deadly Church Street accident


A 48-year-old unemployed man was on Friday released on $200,000 bail for the fatal accident at the corners of Cummings and Church Streets, which claimed the life of motorcyclist Conal Husbands on March 25.

Lawrence Holder of Paradise, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Holder was represented by attorney Adrian Thompson, and was not required to plead to the charge.

The attorney pleaded with the court for his client to be released on bail, citing that Holder is a dialysis patient.

The Chief Magistrate released Holder on $200,000 and adjourned the matter until May 7, 2024 for reports.

Conal Husbands died in the accident involving his motorcycle and a car.

The News Room last month reported that Husbands 46, of Carmichael Street, Georgetown, died after his motorcycle collided with Holder’s car at the intersection of Cummings and Church Streets.

Husbands, who worked at Atlas Security Services Inc, was the driver of motorcycle #CM 2986, while Holder was the driver of motorcar PAF 3166.

Based on the investigation, police said the car was proceeding north along the western lane of Cummings Street while the motorcycle was proceeding east of Church Street.

As the car and motorcycle approached the intersection, Holder allegedly failed to stop at the ‘stop sign’ and collided with the motorcycle.

As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist was flung some distance onto the northern parapet of Church Street and sustained severe injuries.

Emergency Medical Technicians picked him up in a semi-conscious condition and transported him to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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