Porter was examining truck when he was fatally hit by car – court hears

-accused placed on $1.5m bail

Dexter Conway

A Kuru Kururu man was yesterday granted $1.5 million bail, after he was charged with causing the death of 46-year-old porter Dexter Conway, who was struck down in February along the Kuru Kururu Public Road while examining his truck.

Sadath Newark, 28, of Lot 81 Kuru Kururu Village, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, was read the charge by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The charge alleged that Newark, on February 6, at Kuru Kururu, Linden Highway, drove motorcar PRR 378 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Dexter Conway.

Sadath Newark

Newark denied the allegation levelled against him.

A bail application was made by the defendant’s attorney, who noted that her client took the now deceased man to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.

Magistrate Latchman subsequently granted the accused $1.5 million bail.

The matter is expected to be heard again on May 8, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Conway, a father of five who resided at Old Road, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the East Bank Demerara regional hospital at Diamond, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

At the time of the accident, which occurred around 11 pm on Tuesday, February 6, Elroy Savory was the driver of motor lorry GVV 427 with trailer TVV 87, while Conway was the porter.

The police in a statement said investigations revealed that the lorry was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the public road when it encountered a mechanical problem.

As a result, the police said “Savory and Conway exited and were positioned along the right side of the vehicle trying to fix the problem when they were struck down by the motor car PRR 378 which was proceeding in the said direction”.

Newark, the driver of the car, alleged that he was blinded by the lights on a vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction.

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