Following an early morning biking accident on the Beetham which has left two members of the Slipstream Cycling Club, Joanna Banks, 40, a British national and Joe Brown, a chef at the popular Jaffa at the Oval restaurant, dead and multiple others injured, Arrive Alive's president Sharon Inglefield posted on the organisation's Facebook page that T&T is not equipped to deal with fatal road traffic accidents.
Inglefield said, “Unfortunately, to our knowledge, T&T does not have trained crash investigators to analyse these types of fatal road traffic accidents (FRTAs).
“However, we have faith that the T&T Police Service (TTPS) will follow the necessary procedures and conduct a thorough investigation to the best of their ability including breathalysing the driver, and examining all the cameras in the vicinity of this fatal collision.
"These 14 cyclists set out from the Oval this morning at 6.15 am with TTPS escort, for their weekend ride. One of the cyclists said he heard a screeching noise before the car hit the group, and tossed many of them into the nearby ditch.
"Our condolences go out to the families of the loved ones lost on the Beetham this morning! Our condolences to the cycling fraternity! We are devastated by today's events. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
She said the nation's roads continue to be a dangerous environment and we all have a responsibility, more particularly, drivers to respect vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians.
Inglefield said Joe Brown, from Jaffa, had sponsored Arrive Alive's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims over the years and it was tragic he should lose his life on our roads.