Corentyne man jailed for two road fatalities
Ravin Veerapen, called “Buck”, 25, of Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice who was involved in an accident in 2009 which killed two persons was on Tuesday jailed for 48 months by Magistrate Fabio Azore at the Albion Magistrate’s Court.
Veerapen was found guilty on two charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
According to Prosecutor Corporal Roberto Figueira, on Saturday May 30, 2009 on the Fyrish Public Road Corentyne, Berbice, Veerapen drove motor car PDD 8816 in a manner dangerous to the public and killed Ashnie Williams called “Abigail”, 13, of Fyrish Corentyne, Berbice, and Salim Mohamed, called “Raymond”, 44, a male also of Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice.
It was revealed that on the day in question, about 15:15 hrs the accused, who was 22 at the time, was driving motor car PDD 8816 at 120km per hour heading towards New Amsterdam. In the vicinity of Kilcoy he lost control of the vehicle, struck two persons, killing them, and ploughing into a set of vehicles most of which were parked at a nearby workshop.
Williams who had just left a shop, was walking in the corner of the road. Mohamed who had parked his vehicle at a workshop to be repaired was also struck by the out of control car. Williams and Mohammed were picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam hospital where they subsequently died.
The out of control car also collided with motor car PKK 1997, Motor Jeep PGG 6545 and Minibus BHH 3451.
Veerapen was represented by attorney at law Rodwell Jugmohan.