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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

Monday, March 17, 2014

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man whom they believed was knocked down in Curepe yesterday morning and left at the side of the road to die. According to police reports, the man who is believed to be in his mid 50s was found in a ditch off the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, near Kay Donna Drive-in, wearing only a pair of blue jeans. The man is slim built and of mixed descent. Police said the man’s body was found around 4.30  am yesterday at the side the east-bound lanes of the highway, near Valsayn.


In an unrelated accident, four people escaped with minor injuries after a car slammed into the back of another and flipped over near Queen’s Royal College (QRC), Port-of-Spain. Eyewitnesses said a green Almera was heading north around the Queen’s Park Savannah, near the school, when the driver pulled away from a maxi that stopped abruptly to avoid a collision. Another car, a blue Toyota, slammed into the back of the car and flipped over.


All three occupants of the overturned car received minor injuries. The occupants of the car included two Holy Name Convent pupils and their mother, while the other car had a female occupant. The accident occurred just before 7 am eyewitnesses said. The accident caused a major traffic pile up around the Savannah. And in yet another incident, a man who had moments before dropped off his daughter at the Holy Name Convent, Port-of-Spain, succumbed to a heart attack and crashed into a pillar at the main gate. Police cordoned off the scene which added to the morning rush-hour traffic.