Taxi driver jailed on causing death charge

Taxi driver jailed on causing death charge

January 17, 2020 ckrekbra 0

first_imgTaxi Driver Seon Greene was sentenced to four years, six months imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the final hearing of his case at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.Magistrate Latchman before making her ruling took into consideration the fact that a life was lost, the need to preserve human resources, the need to prevent other offenders and the promotion of road safety.Greene’s Attorney Peter Hugh is however seeking to have his client’s conviction appealed and has since submitted an oral notice of appeal to the court.Magistrate Latchman placed weight on evidence given by now deceased Police Constable Kelvin Lafluear.She believed the defendant was inattentive and collided with the deceased, Mohamed Khan, while also failing to show cognisance of the five Cs of road safety – caution, care, common sense, courtesy and consideration – while using the roadways.Greene in his defence had told the court during his trial that Khan’s bicycle was unfit for road use, since it had no lights at the time of the accident. He had also said that it was the deceased who hit his vehicle and not the other way around.Greene pleaded not guilty to the charge which had alleged that on May 21, at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Georgetown, he drove his car in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Mohamed Khan. He was placed on million bail for the offence.last_img

 

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