Motorist involved in fatal accident granted bail

Quacy Decunha

A 27-year-old man was, on Monday, January 27, 2020, released on a total of $1.5M bail for the fatal accident which claimed the life of a motorcyclist, along the Craig Public Road, East Bank Demerara.

Quacy Decunha of Supply, EBD appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied that, on January 25, 2020, at Craig Public Road, he drove motor car PVV 8691 in a dangerous manner, resulting in the death of Dhanraj Budhram, 47, of Belle West, Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara.

He was also charged for failure to render assistance, failure to stop at the scene after an accident, failure to report the accident, driving without a motor licence, driving an uninsured motor vehicle. Decunha denied the five charges.

Dhanraj Budhram and his wife in happier times

Magistrate Latchman released Decunha on a total of $1.5M bail and adjourned the matter until February 13, 2020.

The Guyana Chronicle had reported that the father of five was killed in the wee hours of Saturday morning, after he was struck by a motorcar while riding his motorcycle on his way home at Craig Village, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

Reports indicated that Budhram, who was employed at Gafoor’s Complex at Land of Canaan, was travelling home, in the wee hours of Saturday morning, when motorcar PVV 8691, which was driven by Decunha, crashed into him on the roadway.

Decunha fled the scene after the accident while another motorcar driver, who witnessed the accident, recorded the licence plate of the car involved and stayed on the scene until the police arrived.

Budhram was taken to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries, while receiving medical attention.

The driver, who witnessed the accident, reported the matter to the police, while Decunha, six hours later, showed up with his lawyer and surrendered himself.