Crabwood Creek hire car driver remanded over accident death

Nilindra Premnauth

The Crabwood Creek hire car driver in the Number 58 Village, Corentyne accident which left one woman dead and another hospitalised was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court.

Nilindra Premnauth, also known as `Avinash’, 26, of Lot 35 Grant 1802 Crabwood Creek, Upper Corentyne appeared before Magistrate Charlyn Artiga.

The charge read that Premnauth on Monday, April 16 on the Number 58 Public Road, Corentyne drove motor hire car HC 2217 in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of Soorojnie Surjraj.

Premnauth a former employee at the Skeldon Sugar Estate was not required to plead to the charge. He was represented in court by attorney at law, Chandra Sohan, who stood in on behalf of attorney at law, Murseline Bacchus.

He will return to court on April 20.

Premnauth who was contracted for an airport trip was returning home early Monday morning, when he reportedly fell asleep and slammed into the back of a parked lorry, GMM 9207 along the public road.

Surjraj, 52, an office accountant at a gas station and of Lot 13 Section ‘A’ Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek reportedly died on the spot, while her daughter, Bomika Neha Sukhra, 15, and her mother, Khemnie Chanchal, 70, sustained injuries about their bodies.

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