Cops awaiting legal advice on fatal Cove and John accident

The police have wrapped up the investigation into the fatal accident along the Cove and John Public Road that claimed the life of cyclist Derrick Freeman and they are now awaiting legal advice on charges.

This is according to police spokesman Shivpersaud Bacchus, who told Stabroek News yesterday that the case file has been sent to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Freeman, 71, of Lot 4 Cove and John Public Road, East Coast Demerara, died on October 28 after he was struck down by motor vehicle, GTT 4080, which was driven by Dennis Stewart, a resident of New Market Street, Georgetown.

The vehicle belongs to Minister of State Joseph Harmon.

Derrick Freeman

Stewart was released on $100,000 station bail pending the investigation.

Stabroek News had been told that the driver was proceeding along the public road, when Freeman attempted to cross.

The driver is said to have told the police that after noticing Freeman attempting to ride across the road, he applied brakes but it was too late and he collided with him.

Residents recalled hearing a loud impact and upon checking they saw Freeman’s body on the roadway.

From all indications, he was heading home when the accident occurred.

An autopsy has revealed that Freeman died as a result of multiple injuries.


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