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Two dead, one critical in Central collision
A early-morning car accident in Chaguanas yesterday has left two people dead and another fighting for his life in hospital. Shortly after 8.30 am, Christopher Carimbocas, 26, of Edinburgh, Chaguanas, was driving his white Nissan Laurel north along the Uriah Butler Highway when he crashed near the Divali Nagar site. Police said Carimbocas’ car veered right, crossed the median and collided with a white Nissan B13 which was travelling in the southbound lane. Carimbocas’ car split in two on impact. Police and fire officers arrived shortly after and freed the victims from the wreckage using hydraulic power tools, known as the “jaws of life.” The driver of the B13 died on impact, police said. He was later identifed as Yubraj Persad, 35, of Hillview Drive, Five Rivers, Arouca. Persad worked as a checker with the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation.
Carimbocas and his front-seat passenger, 19-year-old Mercedes Constance, of La Puerta Road, Diego Martin, were taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility. Constance was pronounced dead on arrival while Carimbocas was stablised and transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope. He was warded in a critical condition up to late yesterday. Traffic on both lanes of the highway was blocked to allow wreckers to remove the wreckage. Carimbocas’ relatives told police he had been on his way to his mother’s home in Santa Cruz to get dressed for a friend’s wedding. Police said they found a wristband on Constance’s body which suggested she and Carimbocas might have been returning from a club at the time of the accident. Insp Jackman and Sgt Ramjitsingh of the Chaguanas police are probing the accident.
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