Tucville man found guilty of dangerous driving that resulted in cyclist’s death

Tucville resident Winston Cramer was yesterday found guilty of causing the death of Lennox Allicock as a result of dangerous driving but sentencing has been deferred until the presentation of a probation report.

Following a trial, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read her decision yesterday and said she was satisfied that a case was made out against the defendant and the defence has not cast doubt on the prosecution’s case in any way.

Cramer, 51, of Lot 162 Go Slow Avenue, Tucville, was in August 2014 charged with the offence. The charge states that on April 10, 2014, Cramer drove his car PKK 7096 on Camp and Quamina streets in a dangerous manner, thereby causing the death of Allicock.

Winston Cramer
Winston Cramer

The prosecution’s facts, as presented at the arraignment, were that on the day in question, Cramer was driving his car east along the northern side of Quamina Street. As he approached the junction of Quamina and Camp streets, Cramer failed to stop and collided with motorcar PNN 3718.

As a result of the collision, Cramer’s car spun and struck Allicock, who had been stationary on the eastern side of Quamina Street. Allicock suffered injuries and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he subsequently died.

The Chief Magistrate said she was satisfied that Cramer was almost halfway into the intersection when his vehicle was hit; that it was Cramer’s vehicle that spun and hit the cycle Allicock was on at the time; that the ambulance was not involved in any accident; that Allicock did not sustain injuries on the way to the hospital and that the injuries caused in the accident resulted in his death.

Magistrate McLennan found that Cramer had driven his vehicle without due care and he drove in a dangerous manner, which resulted in Allicock’s death.

Upon pronouncement of her decision, a request was made by attorney Peter Hugh to have a probation report done before sentencing.

The matter has been adjourned until January 28th for the presentation of the report. Cramer remains on bail until that time.

 

 

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