–on ‘causing death’ charge
ONE week after 40-year-old pedalcyclist Navindra Doray was killed in an accident on the Bel Air Public Road, the 25-year-old Trinidadian driver who was at the wheel of the vehicle that did him in was on Thursday remanded to prison for causing his demise.
Akedo Isaiah McPhee of Oronoque Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, who appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Melissa Mittelholzer, was not allowed to plead to the charge, but was remanded to prison until September 28.
Particulars of the charge allege that on September 3, 2020, on the Bel Air Public Road, Greater Georgetown, McPhee drove motor pickup GTT 8153 in such a manner as to be considered “dangerous to the public”, thereby causing the death of Navindra Doray.
According to the police, Doray, of Block ‘F’, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was proceeding west along the southern side of the carriageway, when he was hit by a Tacoma (pickup) being driven by a 25-year-old Trinidadian national going in the same direction as he, and at a fast rate.
The police had said that as the pickup approached Yokohama Auto Sales, which is on the southern side of the road, the driver proceeded to overtake several vehicles on the inside, which led to his vehicle ‘clipping’ Doray’s bicycle from behind, causing the cyclist to fall and injure himself in the head, as well as about the body.
Doray was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.