Drivers charged for Den Amstel fatal accident

first_imgThe two minibus drivers responsible for the fatal accident which claimed the lives of two brothers at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara (WCD) will make their appearance at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court today.Based on reports received, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) recommended that causing death by dangerous driving charges be instituted against 31-year-old Mohendra Rambowar and Devon Headley, 27, both of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Sherman West, 28, a labourer, and his 19-year-old brother, Shalum Allen, both of Lots 8-9 Fellowship, WCD, were reportedly on a pedal cycle, returning home from the Leonora Police Station after uplifting car documents when they met their demise.It was reported that minibus BVV 8882 had reportedly stopped to put off passengers while the two brothers were in the process of overtaking it.The bus is said to have suddenly been driven off, in the process of which, the right front hit the left handle bar of the bicycle, thus causing the two men to fall onto the roadway. Minibus BVV 7042, which was heading in the opposite direction, is said to have been driven over them.The younger of the brothers is reported to have died on the spot, while his brother, a father of two, succumbed at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.Seon Moses, the eldest brother of the two dead men, recalled having received a telephone call from a relative, informing him that his brothers had died in an accident.He explained that the younger brother had a gaping wound to the back of his head and lacerations to his body, which suggested that he might have been dragged several feet from where the accident occurred.The two men were returning home after uplifting a set of car documents from the Leonora Police Station. The younger brother was reportedly convinced by the older brother to accompany him home on the pedal cycle.The two men were laid to rest on Tuesday.last_img read more