Tobago accident victim dies

One of the vic­tim’s in Mon­day’s ve­hic­u­lar ac­ci­dent along the Claude Noel High­way has suc­cumbed to his in­juries.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the Fire Ser­vice, An­dre Ramjits­ingh passed away at the Scar­bor­ough Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal short­ly be­fore noon yes­ter­day.

His girl­friend, Natasha Bel­fon, and one-year-old child are still ward­ed at the Scar­bor­ough Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal. Bel­fon is said to be list­ed in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

San Fernando magistrate in stable condition following accident

A San Fernando magistrate who was involved in a vehicular accident on Sunday night, is now said to be in stable condition.

CNC3 NEWS understands that Magistrate Lisa Singh-Phillip, was driving near Williamsville at about 9 pm when the accident occurred.

Investigators believe she crashed into a concrete bridge.

Reports are that the mother of two has since undergone emergency surgery and currently is warded at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

She is said to be in stable condition.

Chaguanas man is second road fatality for the year

A 20-year-old man died in a crash on Thursday night along the Uriah Butler Highway.

He has been identified as Nickelle Luke Foster of Charonia Avenue, Edinburgh South in Chaguanas.

Guardian Media was told that Foster's car flipped several times along the southbound lane near the Monroe Road Flyover shortly after 8 pm.

Foster reportedly suffered significant head trauma and died on the scene.

Police believe that he was speeding along the highway when he lost control of the wheel.

Nickelle Luke Foster was the second accident victim for the year.

TTPS: Avoid speeding and driving impaired

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is urging road users to obey the Highway Code and stop the speeding.

The appeal comes in the wake of yesterday morning’s tragic accident on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, in which four people were killed, including national footballer Shahdron Winchester; as well as last night's five-car-smash-up on the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway.

Coordinator for the TTPS’ Road Safety Project, PC Brent Batson, says too many drivers ignore the reality that the decisions they make do affect everyone else they encounter on the road.

UPDATE: Victims identified in Solomon Hochoy Highway accident

The victims from this morning's horrific accident on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway have been identified as national footballer 27-year-old Shahdon Winchester; his friends Michael Bradshaw, Keston Nicholas and 30-year-old Djenne Hills-Dyer, a hairdresser.

The four friends were returning home after liming at a club in Couva, which is owned by a footballer.

WASA employee falls ill… causes accident

One man has been hospitalised following a freak accident involving six vehicles, in the capital this morning.

Eyewitnesses told us that at around 7 o’clock, a man driving a WASA van sped up at a red light onto traffic which had the right-of-way, and collided with an Almera vehicle.

However, the van did not stop there as the driver’s foot was on the accelerator and pushed the Almera onto more cars—hitting five more in the process.

When the van eventually came to a stop, the engine was still revving, which meant the man's foot was still on the accelerator.

National footballer among those killed in highway accident

A national footballer is among those who died in this morning’s fatal accident on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.

Four people—one woman and three men—lost their lives in the accident.

One of the men has been identified as national footballer, Shahdron Winchester. The TTFA has issued a condolence statement in social media on his passing. The woman who died in the accident has been identified as Shahdron Winchester’s girlfriend.

Four die in highway crash

Four people—one woman and three men—have died in a crash on the Solomon Hochoy Highway, at the Union Overpass, this morning.

Details are still coming in, but CNC3 News understands the accident occurred at about 5:30 this morning.

Police are still trying to ascertain the identities of the deceased.

Reports are that the four people were in a white Nissan Xtrail on the south bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway in heavy traffic, under heavy rainfall conditions.

We understand that the vehicle lost control and slammed head-on into a utility pole.

Accident on Broadway

Reports of a serious accident this morning, on Broadway in Port of Spain.

Details are sketchy but we understand that one driver reportedly had a seizure at the wheel and drove into at least six other vehicles.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes to hand.


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UPDATE: Police officer dies in PBR accident

A member of the police guard and emergency branch died in an accident on the priority bus route in Arima, this morning.

Reports are that Corporal Isaac was driving to his station in Aranguez—via the PBR near Olton Road, Arima—when he lost control of the car.

Eye-witness accounts confirm his vehicle's right front tyre blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve to the right and lose control.

The car spun and hit a full 12-seater maxi taxi heading east.

Police say Isaac died instantly.