The 38-year-old truck driver, who is alleged to have caused Monday’s smash-up along the Greenwich Public Road which saw a mini-bus driver and three of his passengers losing their lives, was today slapped with four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and remanded to jail.
Truck driver, Ewart Stewart, appeared in Court today and was not required to enter a plea to the four causing death by dangerous driving charges.
He was refused bail on those charges.
Stewart was also charged for operating an uninsured vehicle and operating an uncertified vehicle. While bail was granted on those charges, he was still remanded on the more serious charges.
The deadly accident took place on Monday morning.
According to a Police report, the truck driver was driving at a fast rate when in an attempt to avoid hitting a car that had made a sudden stop in front of him, he pulled to the right side of the road and in the path of the mini-bus which was heading in the opposite direction.
The impact ripped off the front and the side of the mini-bus, killing the driver Vernon Prowell and three of his passengers.
A number of other passengers were hospitalised with serious injuries.
Guyana has seen a more than 100% increase in the number of fatal road accidents in the first two months of this year. The road fatality rate continues to climb and most accidents are being blamed on speeding.