A Rosignol businessman, whose vehicle reportedly struck down and killed an employee of the Berbice office of the National Communication Networks, was yesterday granted pre-trial freedom in the sum of $490,000 at the New Amsterdam Court.
The court heard that on April 18 at 10:30 pm, Arnold Seepersaud drove his vehicle, PHH 1025, in a dangerous manner and caused the death of Mukeshwar Seelall, 23, of Gangaram, Canje and injuring pillion rider, Latchman Singh, 23, of Canefield, Canje.
Reports are that Seelall was riding his motorcycle along the roadway with Singh when Seepersaud, who was proceeding in the opposite direction, reportedly swerved across the road and struck them down.
They were rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital, where Seelall was pronounced dead and Singh was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Seepersaud, who also sustained injuries, reportedly fled the scene and was arrested the following day at the Fort Wellington Hospital.
Attorney Joel Persid Edmond, representing Seepersaud, made a successful bail application for his client.