The boyfriend of the 18-year-old girl who succumbed to her injuries on Monday morning, days after she was injured in a motorcycle accident at Supply, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was yesterday charged with causing her death.
20-year-old Kenroy London stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore who read a charge which stated that on May 24 on the Supply Public Road, he rode motorcycle CH 9730 in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of Anthony.
London of Lot 74, Kaneville, Grove, EBD, a pit operator at a mining site, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
No facts in relation to the matter were presented, however, the prosecutor requested that the defendant be denied bail based on the prevalence of the offence and the nature of the charge. The prosecutor added that at the time of the accident, the defendant was not the owner of a valid rider’s licence or other documents enforced at the time.
Additionally, the court heard that neither London nor Anthony was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.
The file in relation to the matter is incomplete.
Despite the prosecutor’s objection, London was granted $250,000 bail by the
Magistrate. The matter was then adjourned to June 23.
Anthony, an apprentice at the Diamond branch of Republic Bank (Guyana) Ltd., and of Lot 62, Timehri North, EBD, along with a pedestrian, whose name Stabroek News was unable to ascertain, were taken to the Diamond Hospital after the accident occurred, before being transferred to the George-town Public Hospital (GPH).
The young woman was a patient of the Intensive Care Unit at the GPH when she succumbed to her injuries.
The accident occurred minutes after Anthony had been picked up from work by her boyfriend, and they were heading home on motorcycle CH 9730.
According to reports reaching Stabroek News, the motorcyclist was proceeding south along the East Bank Public Road when he reportedly lost control of the motorbike and collided with the pedestrian.
As a result of the impact, Anthony was flung some distance away.