Safe Streets Employee Heads to Trial This May For Vehicular Manslaughter

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A 61-year-old Safe Streets employee charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of Charles Buster Banks will be tried before a Baltimore City Circuit Court jury this May.

During reception court on Jan. 9, the prosecution and defense attorney Rodney Gray agreed on a trial date of May 10 before Judge Melissa Phinn for Gardnel Carter, who is also charged with criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter.

Banks, 58, was riding his bike on Dec. 20, 2020, when Carter, also known as “Hamza,” allegedly cut into a bike lane while going 20 mph over the speed limit and hit Banks, Fox45 News reported.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

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