Elderly scooter driver died of multiple injuries

A post-mortem examination performed Wednesday last on the body of pensioner Julian Alleyne has revealed the cause of death as multiple injuries. The man’s nephew is also alleging that the driver of the minibus, who is yet to be charged, was speeding at the time of the accident.

According to Brian Clarke, nephew of the 74-year-old man, he was reliably informed at the scene of the accident that the driver of the bus had been overtaking another bus and speeding when he collided with Alleyne.

Police spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker on Monday told Stabroek News that the matter has been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Investigations had revealed that Alleyne was riding his motor scooter along Victor Street and failed to stop at the intersection by Norton Street, and as such collided with the route 41 minibus heading to Stabroek Market square.

Meanwhile, the police corporal who struck down Elaine Harris is yet also to be charged, as the matter is still with the DPP. Harris, 75, was struck down by a police constable on August 31, while she was standing in the vicinity of Smyth and Princes streets, Georgetown. In addition, a source has informed this newspaper that the relatives of 67-year-old Michael Carrington (a third elderly road fatality in two weeks) and the driver of the vehicle that stuck him down are in the process of discussing a possible settlement to the matter. Carrington was attempting to cross a street in his hometown New Amsterdam, when he was struck down.

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