Driver in Linden fatal accident on $400,000 bail

first_imgMichael Stewart, who allegedly struck down motorcyclist Florenda Benjamin resulting in his death on Tuesday last, was granted bail in the sum of $400,000 when he appeared before Linden Magistrate Clive Nurse to answer a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.It is alleged that the 31-year-old Stewart of Amelia’s Ward Mackenzie, Linden caused the death of 37-year-old Benjamin of Block 22, Wismar, Linden due to careless driving committed on April 17 last.As a condition of bail, Stewart has to report to the Mackenzie Police Station every Friday until the conclusion of the case. He is scheduled to return to court on May 21.Reports are that Benjamin, who was riding motorcycle CJ 1644, died at Sir David Rose Avenue, Mackenzie after allegedly being struck by motorcar HC 6299, being driven by Stewart.At least three other persons were injured in that accident: Leinani Ally, 31, of 26 Cinderella City, Amelia’s Ward; Emily Ally, 11 months old, of the same address; and Mary Fraser, 16, of 24 Cinderella City, Amelia’s Ward.The accident occurred at about 16:30h when Stewart, who was proceeding north, reportedly overtook another car and in the process hit Benjamin, who was proceeding south along the eastern side of the road. The deceased and the injured were rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), where Benjamin was pronounced dead on arrival and the injured were treated and sent away.last_img

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