Driver in fatal accident charged

A 25-year-old man has been placed on EC$30, 000.00 bail after being charged with causing death by dangerous driving in a vehicular accident on October 21.

According to a release from the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on Monday, Mickel John of Concord, St. John was placed on bail with two sureties following his arrest on November 9.

As part of his bail conditions, John was ordered by a Magistrate to surrender all travel documents and report to the Grand Roy Police Station twice weekly between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.

The accused is due to make his first court appearance on January 21, 2019 at the St. George’s Magistrate Court.

The October 21 accident which occurred around Green Bridge, Queen’s Park, St. George claimed the life of 18-year-old Tori John who was the cousin of the accused.

The deceased reportedly suffered serious head injuries after he was thrown out of a moving vehicle at high speed, when the driver allegedly lost control while travelling in the direction of St. George’s with four occupants.

According to a police report, the vehicle spun out of control, catapulted twice and ran into a wall.

The four occupants were taken to the General Hospital, where John was pronounced dead.

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