Mr. Randolph Martinborough, the father of the late Runako Martinborough, who lost his life tragically to an accident almost two years ago, on the Queenstown Public Road, is frustrated in the manner in which his case continues to be adjudged as a matter of interest in the courts.
Mr. Martinborough recently vented his frustration and dissatisfaction in the manner his court proceeding has been unfolding in the Essequibo magistrate court.
According to Mr. Martinborough, since the unfortunate death of his son in 2007,he has committed himself faithfully to attending his son’s court hearings. The matter should have ended on February 25.
There was to have been an agreement of $1 million compensation, agreed earlier by both parties. This has not materialized.
Mr. Martinborough said that on that day, in court, the driver’s counsel, Mr. James Bram, told the magistrate that his client was not able to come up with the million dollars. He however had a check for $600,000.
According to Mr. Martinborough, the matter was adjourned to March 17, then to April 13 and again to April 19.
Mr. Martinborough said that what has however; disgusted him ever since his son’s demise was the reissuing of the license to the driver before the determination of the case. The man has since been driving the same vehicle and had even got involved in another fatal road accident on the Essequibo Coast at Devonshire Castle.
According to Mr. Martinborough, prior to this recent accident,the same driver, Mr. Ravendra Persaud of Cotton Field, whenever he is driving and would see Mr. Martinborough walking on the road, he would maliciously sound his horn.
According to a police report on June 26, 2007, at Queenstown, six-year-old Runako Martinborough, was struck down while pushing his bicycle, as he made his way home from school.
He was crushed by the right wheel of truck GEE5363, driven by Persaud.
In the recent accident, according to another police report, on May 23, last, at Devonshire Castle, truck GEE 5363, driven again by Ravendra Persaud was unloading earth in a yard when motorcyclist, the late Sugrim Seewah, collided with the truck.
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