Road fatality trial of British tourist begins


A man is on trial in the High Court charged with causing the death of a British tourist by driving dangerously.

Ruran Roberts was driving his Toyota Corolla along Valley Road around 10 pm on July 19, 2015 when 54-year-old Teresa Cummins was struck dead.

The college tutor had arrived in Antigua that day and was walking with others on the poorly-lit stretch of road at the time of the incident.

Prosecutors allege Roberts should not have been driving since his car was too darkly tinted and he had a medical condition that sometimes caused he legs go numb and tremble. 

However, the defence maintains Roberts was driving legally at the time of the incident but Cummins was dressed in dark clothing and was walking too far out into the road.

A verdict is expected in the matter this week.

The traffic department had confirmed a record 13 road fatalities in 2015.

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  1. The infrastructure is still TERRIBLE! I think that the people in charge of road infrastructure should be jointly charged.

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