Truck driver who ran over cop on bail

Regan Colinet, the truck driver who struck down and killed Police Constable Delian Forde at Bartica on Sunday, was charged in the Bartica Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and released on $350,000 bail.

A charge of causing death by dangerous driving was read to Colinet, 43, of Third Avenue, Bartica, by Magistrate Hayman Ramdhanie.

The case has been adjourned to August 26.

Police had said the accident occurred around 2.40 am at Third Avenue and Sixth Street, where Constable Forde was investigating an accident involving two cars.

It is alleged that the driver of motor lorry GNN 5940, who was speeding, failed to stop at a stop sign along the roadway and collided with a motor car. As a result, he lost control of the vehicle and struck down Forde, Tamaldeo Heeraman, 55, and Davina Seeram, 31, both of Third Avenue, Bartica.

They were taken to the Bartica Hospital, where Forde was pronounced dead on arrival while the other two were admitted as patients. The truck driver was detained immediately and remained in police custody until he made his court appearance.

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