Principal on trial for causing death by dangerous driving


February 15, 2017

The case involving the principal of Shortwood Teachers' College, Clive Clarke, who was charged with causing death by dangerous driving is set to continue in the St Catherine Circuit Court today.

Clarke is being tried for the death of Yvonne Brown of a Spanish Town address, who was hit from the motorcycle on which she was a pillion.

The Crown called five witnesses that led evidence that Clarke was culpable for the death of Brown.

In his defence, Clarke claimed that visibility was poor on the day and that he could not see properly because there were no lights on the bike, which he said drifted into the path of his vehicle.

Allegations are that on March 14, 2014, at about 6:45 p.m. Clarke was driving a Nissan X-Trail sport utility vehicle along Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

It is said that after overtaking two motor cars, he slammed into the motorcycle that was travelling in the opposite direction.

The impact caused Brown, who was a pillion, to be thrown from the bike. She suffered multiple injuries and later died as a result.

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