Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Another adjournment in case of man charged with knocking down AUA students

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By Zaya Williams

There has been another adjournment in the case of Karim Edwards who is believed to have caused the death of one medical student and severely injured another by driving dangerously

Edwards was allegedly the driver of a vehicle which struck  two students of the American University of Antigua (AUA) while they were crossing Friars Hill Road on October 23, 2022.

The alleged collision resulted in the death of 21-year-old Kenneth Mathew, who suffered severe brain trauma and succumbed to his injuries on November 1, 2022.

His companion, Priyanjana Das, then 19 years old, survived but with significant injuries, including the loss of her right arm, fractures to her left arm, and injuries to her pelvis.

Edwards, a 46-year-old accountant, was initially charged with dangerous driving but the charge was upgraded to causing death by dangerous driving following Mathew’s death.

The accused has been awaiting his committal hearing for over a year. Now the hearing has been pushed back again to January 2024.

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