Kuru Kururu sand truck fatal accident… Defendant asks for new date to make final payment to family
As the Kuru Kururu sand truck fatal accident case continues to wind down the defendant in the matter has requested some more time to make his final payment to bring the case to an end.
The case was called again on Friday last at the Providence Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Leslie Sobers. Sahid Ali initially had agreed to pay the family $2.5 M to bring an end to the matter.
However, in Court Friday Ali was expected to make a final payment of $300,000 but did not come up with the money. The man also indicated to the court that he had to seek the services of a new lawyer, Sase Gunraj. Ali has asked for August 6 to make the final payment to the family of the deceased.
Some of the victim’s children have indicated that they are unhappy with the sum being offered.
Ali has been charged with causing the death of 58-year-old Ronville Roberts. It is alleged that the security guard from Kuru Kururu was cycling along the Soesdyke/Linden highway near his home around 08:15 hrs on January 25, when Sahid Ali, who was driving motor lorry GLL 319, reversed and crushed him.
The prosecution also alleged that the 29-year-old accused drove off, leaving the injured Roberts on the roadway. He reportedly abandoned the truck about four miles from the scene.
Sahid Ali was subsequently identified and charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to render assistance.