Kingston motorist accused of throwing woman from vehicle to have bail hearing next week

KINGSTON, Jamaica— A man accused of causing the death of a woman by throwing her from his vehicle is set to have his bail application heard on December 6 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

The accused, Kevin Nation, is charged with a number of offences including disobeying the police, an obscure registration plate, disobeying traffic light, not stopping after an accident and dangerous driving.

The court was told he will be given an additional charge relating to the death of the woman who succumbed after he allegedly threw her out of the vehicle.

The court was told that the allegations follow an incident which occurred on October 11. It is reported that police officers were on patrol in the downtown Kingston area, when they signalled the motor vehicle Nation was driving to stop. However, the driver continued to drive, resulting in the police giving chase.

The vehicle then drove into the Franklin Town area. During the chase, police reported that gunshots were heard, then one of the passenger doors opened and closed three times before a female was thrown from the vehicle. It was then revealed that the police officers rushed her to the Kingston Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The vehicle’s licence plate number was traced to the accused.

After informing Senior Parish Judge Lori-Ann Cole-Montague that she intends to have a bail application for her client, Nation’s attorney was told to return to the court on December 6, when the application will be heard.

Additionally, Nation has another matter in which he is charged with assault at common law, two counts of malicious destruction of property, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and preventing the course of justice.

He is also involved in a cross case matter with a woman, Tamara Green, in which they are both charged for unlawful wounding.

Candice Haughton

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