Man crushed by falling tree

A T&TEC employee was killed in Tobago this afternoon when he was crushed by a falling tree.

CNC3 news understands Ahkenaton Quashie was on the job in Les Coteaux along with other workers carrying out works when part of a tree fell. 

Quashie was unresponsive at the time but later succumbed to his injuries.

The incident occurred just after one.

Man killed during down the islands outing

A Down-d-Islands outing with a group of friends on Sunday turned tragic when one of them died after falling overboard and was struck by the propellers of a boat they occupied.

The victim was identified as Nicholas Kowlessar, 42, of St Joseph Village, San Fernando. He worked as a Marine Supervisor at A.R. Singh Contractors Limited in Point Fortin.

Kowlessar was taken to the T&T Coast Guard Headquarters at Staubles Bay in Chaguaramas by his friends seeking help.

Trini Champion Racing owner Dave Maraj dies in boating accident

Longtime sports car racing team owner and automotive dealer Dave Maraj has died.

Maraj, the founder of Champion Motors and the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning Champion Racing operation, died late Saturday in a boating accident in Florida.

Maraj, 65 hailed from Trinidad and Tobago and became a hugely successful businessman in roadgoing sportscar sales, in particular through the Champion Motors dealerships.

The company opened a motorsport arm in the mid 1990s and after fairly modest beginnings went on to huge success first with Porsche, and later with Audi.

Accident victim’s family seeks $10 million

Almost four years after 36-year-old Stacey Rique was killed when a crane collided with her car after breaking a red light, her family is now suing its owner, its insurance company and the State.

In a lawsuit filed in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday, lawyers representing Rique’s mother Majorie claimed that Sammy’s Multilift Services Limited, Sagicor General Insurance and the police were all negligent in the June 25, 2014 accident.

Rique was the daughter of Roy Rique, a former director of operations and communications at the Office of the Prime Minister.

CCTV video captures accident with police motorcyclist

CCTV footage of an accident near the Eddie Hart Ground in which a police motorcyclist was injured as his vehicle collided with another vehicle. The officer was responsive following the accident and was taken for medical treatment.

The driver and occupants of the car, which included children, were not seriously injured.

Caught on Camera: Aftermath of accident involving police motorcyclist

A motorist captured video of the immediate aftermath of an accident on the Priority Bus Route today, involving a police motorcyclist and a car.

The accident occurred near the Eddie Hart Grounds in Tunapuna.

The motorcyclist required medical attention but the driver and other occupants of the car are said to have escaped without serious injury.

MY EYE: Caparo accident

This photo was sent to us by 'Kevin' via the My Eye feature in the CNC3 App.

Kevin says the photo taken by Sheila Mohammed showing an accident in Caparo.

We did not get much more information but we trust that no one was seriously injured and we urge you to be safer on the roads.

You too can report to us via the My Eye feature on the CNC3 App.

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Car runs off precipice on Lady Young Road

The driver of a Toyota Corolla was lucky to escape with his life as the car he was driving ran off a precipice on the Lady Young Road Thursday afternoon.

Reports indicate that around 2 pm Thursday, the driver lost control and went off the road near the Hilton Hotel.

Police officers from both the Morvant and Belmont police stations responded and confirmed that one person was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital for treatment.

Police are advising drivers to be cautious using the Lady Young Road today.


No breathalyser test administered to driver following this

Police say the driver of the car that ran off the road and ended up in Williams Bay, Chaguaramas this morning, was not given a breathalyser test. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service says the accident happened in the early hours of the morning following a boat cruise party which are popular in that area. 

Police say the driver was overtaking traffic and lost control. 

The car cut through the metal safety barriers and then into the sea. 

The driver and another passenger were left with just minor injuries.