The 19-year-old driver who was behind the steering wheel of a speeding car that ran off of the road and slammed into three men, at De Willem, killing them instantly has been charged for causing death by dangerous driving.
The accused, Matthew David Ambedkar of the Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo appeared before Magistrate Seepaul Ali at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court earlier today and was not required to enter a plea to the charges.
According to the Prosecutor, on the night of the 7th March, the teenager was speeding along the De Willem Public Road when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a bar and three men standing at the roadside bar.
The three men were pitched onto the road and died from multiple injuries caused by the accident.
They were identified as 23-year-old, Carlito Gobinlall who worked at the bar, and fishermen 44-year-old Ayube Mohammed and 41-year-old, Kiram Rampersaud.
During the Court appearance, the accused did not say anything as the details of the charges were read to the Court. He was immediately remanded to jail until the continuation of the case on the 24th March.
Ambedkar also suffered injuries as a result of the accident but was treated for those injuries earlier this week.
In its initial report of the accident, the Police said investigators found no trace of alcohol in the man’s system but it is believed that he was racing at the time of the crash.