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No-case submission upheld in dangerous driving case


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The nine-member jury in a dangerous driving case returned a not guilty verdict yesterday after they were instructed to do so.
Shawayne Deshawn Williams, 25, of No. 16 Main Avenue, Eden Lodge, St Michael was charged with causing the death of Samuel Clarke, 68, by dangerous driving, while riding a motorcycle along Bank Hall Main Road, on June 22, 2015. Clarke had been struck while crossing the road in front of Chad’s Plaza in Bank Hall.
An off-duty police officer, who witnessed the accident, had said Williams had overtaken him and two other vehicles when the road was clear, and had returned to the left side, before Clarke walked into the path of the motorcycle.
Yesterday, accident reconstructionist expert Sergeant Roger Mayers said the accident was caused when Clarke crossed into the path of the cycle when it was not safe to do so, while Williams was on the left and proper side of the road. (RA)

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