Man to stand trial for motorcyclist's death

September 08, 2017

A St Catherine motorist, Paul Fagan, is to stand trial for the death of a motorcyclist who was killed along the Hellshire main road in the parish two years ago.

Dead is Michael Johnson, who was a forklift operator of March Pen Road, Spanish Town.

When Fagan appeared on Wednesday before Parish Judge Alicia McIntosh, he was told that a prima facie case of causing death by dangerous driving has been made. He made no comment.

Fagan was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 with a surety to appear in the St Catherine Circuit Court on November 10.

Allegations are that on May 27, 2015, about 3:50 p.m., Fagan was driving a Toyota Corolla motor car along the Hellshire main road.

He allegedly overtook a line of traffic and slammed into the motorcycle that was being driven by Johnson in the opposite lane.

The impacted severed Johnson's right foot and arm and flung his pillion from the motorbike.

An investigation was conducted by the St Catherine South Traffic Department, resulting in Fagan being charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He has made numerous court appearances and is being defended by attorney-at-law Ravi Golding.

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