Pedestrians die in crash in TTPolice and fire officers on the accident scene. (Trinidad Express)
Wed, June 20, 2012 - 2:07 PM
It was a bloody Labour Day holiday yesterday as six people were killed on the nation's roads, with a drunk driver being responsible for five of the fatalities.
The five victims were innocent bystanders who lost their lives in the blink of an eye at around 5.30 a.m. when a vehicle ran into them outside a bar at Caura Junction, El Dorado.
The sixth road fatality was recorded at around 3.30 p.m. on the Priority Bus Route (PBR), near Carib Brewery, Champs Fleurs.
Dead are Shayaz Khan, 25, of #8 McKenzie Street, Frederick Settlement, Caroni; Arun Ajay Narma, 22, of #26 Peas Street, Caura Road, El Dorado; Harrilal Mongroo, 30, of #54 Maraj Street, Five Rivers, Arouca; Shiva Bharat (no age or address); Christine Khan (no age or address); and Patricia Bartholomew, 30, of Gasparillo, who was killed on the PBR.
Senior Superintendent and head of the Northern Division David Abraham and Senior Superintendent and second-in-command Otneil Williams were at the scene of the accident at Caura.
Abraham told the Express that the drunk driver—a 25-year-old man from Tacarigua, who failed the breathalyser test administered to him at Tunapuna Police Station—is expected to be charged on five counts of causing death due to reckless driving.
The driver complained to the police of serious pains and was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) for treatment. (Trinidad Express)
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