$1.5m bail for 62-year-old taxi driver in fatal Helshire crash
Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica:
The driver of the ill-fated car which resulted in the death of a mother and child has been granted $1.5 million bail.
He is 62-year-old taxi-operator George Richardson of Helshire Park, St Catherine.
He is charged with the deaths of 39-year-old Jaharian Durrant and five-year-old Jascinth Haynes both of Hellshire Heights in St Catherine.
When the case was mentioned Attorney-at-law Andrew Irving said Richardson was not a flight-risk and will return for his trial.
Bail was originally set at $2 million the lawyer successfully asked that it be reduced to $1.5 million.
The accident occurred about about 6 a.m. on September 3 along the Hellshire Main Road in St Catherine.
It was reported that Richardson was driving his motorcar with six passengers along the Hellshire Main road when he overtook a line of traffic and crashed into a utility pole.
Durrant and Haynes suffered serious injuries and were pronounced dead at hospital.
Richardson is to reappear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on December 9.
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