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Canter truck driver gets $250k bail over death of biker in Melanie accident

The 43-year-old driver of the Canter truck who allegedly caused the death of a motorcyclist was on Wednesday charged and released on $250,000 bail. The man, Brentnal Richmond appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on March 29, 2021, at Melanie Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), he drove Canter truck (GSS 5634), in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of 31-year-old Leon Singh, a motorcyclist of Enmore, ECD.

He is expected to make his next court appearance on May 20, 2021.

According to reports, on the day in question, the Canter truck was proceeding north on the western side of the road but failed to stop at the corner. As such, he drove into the path of Singh, who was at the time riding a motorcycle bearing registration number CH 3066.

The impact of the collision sent Singh flying off the motorcycle; he received severe injuries to the head and other parts of the body. He was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious condition and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.