Driver freed of causing Herstelling man’s death

Ryan Seecharran

A city court yesterday dismissed the charge against driver Ryan Seecharran, who was accused of causing the death of a pedestrian at a Herstelling, East Bank Demerara in 2017, after finding that the police failed to prove its case against him.

Seecharran was on trial before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on the charge that on June 24th, at Third Street, Herstelling, he drove motor car PVV 4911 in a manner dangerous to the public and caused the death of Kalicharran Goordial.

The court heard that the prosecution suffered a few hurdles in making its case given the fact that both the caution and oral statements that were allegedly taken from Seecharran were not entered into evidence.

Kalicharran Goordial

The magistrate was not satisfied that Seecharran drove dangerously and as a result she upheld the no-case submission made on his behalf by his attorney, Glenn Hanoman.

Seecharran was also before the Providence Magistrate’s Court for charges of failing to stop his vehicle after the accident occurred and failing to render assistance. Those matters, according to Hanoman, were also dismissed.

This newspaper had previously reported that the accident occurred at around 3 pm on June 24th, 2017, at Herstelling.

Based on investigations conducted by the police, Goordial, 49, of Creek Dam, Herstelling, who was said to be drunk, was lying in the centre of a cross street, when the car, driven by Seecharran, suddenly veered in his direction. After the vehicle ran over Goordial, the driver fled the scene.

Goordial was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.                       


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