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Biker dies in crash

Mo­tor­cy­clists were ex­pect­ed to turn up at the crash site in South Oropouche last evening where vet­er­an rid­er Robert Seales died on Sun­day night.

A re­port stat­ed that around 10.30 pm, Seales, 47, of Mon­trose, Ch­agua­nas was rid­ing along the Solomon Ho­choy High­way Ex­ten­sion. As he tried to ride around the round­about at the Shore of Peace cre­ma­tion site, he crashed in­to a con­crete bar­ri­er.

His body was thrown off the mo­tor­cy­cle and stopped sev­er­al me­tres away. Fel­low mo­torists rushed across to help, but he was al­ready dead.

Car plunges off top floor of Price Plaza carpark

A 37-year-old Valsayn man is in hospital after his car plunged off the top floor of the carpark at Price Plaza, Chaguanas.

Darren John was rushed to the Chaguanas Health Facility around 3.20 Wednesday morning with spinal injuries.

He was later transferred to the Mt Hope hospital.

Reports indicate that the incident occurred after John lost money at a casino in Chaguanas.

Two hurt in highway accident

Two people escaped death when a vehicle they were in crashed into the back of an AD wagon and ran off the road along the Churchhill Roosevelt Highway on Monday evening. 

Robert Eric Doe of Edinburg, Chaguanas is warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. 

He suffered injuries to his head. 

Police believe Doe could have endured a medical problem which caused him to lose control of his van. 

The driver of the AD wagon Alton Micheal Felix of Mount Hope walked away from the crash without injuries. 

Int'l: 15 dead as Iranian plane crashes into house

A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 15 people, Iran's army says.

The Boeing 707 came off the runway and hit a residential area while trying to land at Fath airport in Karaj, 40km (25 miles) west of Tehran, in poor weather.

Only a flight engineer of the 16 people on board was found alive, with no-one reportedly killed on the ground.

Officers in crash to be banned from driving police vehicles

Two police officers involved in a vehicular accident in Central Trinidad today will no longer be allowed to drive while on duty.

This afternoon in the Chin Chin area, two police Rav 4 vehicles being driven at a high speed, slammed into a three-tonnne truck which was merging onto the main road.

While the police vehicles had the right-of-way, police sources tell us they were driving at around 90 km per hour on the main road.

We were also told that the officers were not responding to a distress call but were merely returning from carrying a vehicle for maintenance.

Man steals bus, causes havoc, in police custody

A 55-year-old man who stole a PTSC bus this morning and left a path of destruction in its wake has been captured.CNC3 News understands that the Longdenville man managed to breach the PTSC garage opposite the Chaguanas Police Station between 3 and 4 am and took a bus. Reports suggest he then collided with three vehicles and a gate along the Chaguanas Main Road. One of the vehicles struck during the incident was owned by a newspaper vendor whose van subsequently hit a parked BK Holdings truck which crashed into a nearby building.

Boy, 6, killed in Turure crash; relatives fight for their lives

A Tobago family was thrown into mourning yesterday after an early morning accident claimed the life of a six-year-old boy.

Police said Daniel Black died on his way to hospital after his family’s rental car collided with another car along the Valencia stretch, near Turure. The boy’s parents, father Dean Black, 55, mother Hema, 45, and four-year-old brother Levi were fighting for their lives in the Intensive Care Unit at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and Sangre Grande Hospital respectively up to last night.

Pilot reported lack of fuel before Colombian flight went down

The pilot of LAMIA Flight 2933, which crashed near Medellin, Colombia, said, "The plane is in total electric failure and without fuel," according to two sources familiar with the investigation who heard audio recordings of conversations between the flight crew and air traffic control.

The audio was published in Colombian media. Seventy-one people were killed in the crash, including members of a Brazilian soccer team.

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