Man fights for life after accident caught on camera

Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 12:15

One man is now warded at the Eric Williams hospital in Mount Hope, after being hit by a vehicle in Malabar, Arima on Sunday.

Video of the accident was captured by a security camera and is being shared online.

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The man has been identified as 19-year-old Ezekiel Burton, of Old Trainline, Arima.

The video shows the man leaving a food establishment with two brown paper bags in hand.

The man attempts to cross the road at the same time that a black vehicle approaches.

The man then appears to have slipped on the wet surface as he unsuccessfully attempted to evade the vehicle.

The video (not shown in our clip below) goes on to show the man being pitched several feet into the air before landing on the ground and coming to a stop about 20 feet from where he was hit.

Onlookers rushed to the man's help as the vehicle stopped but the driver is then seen reversing and making a swift departure.

Police say the 30-year-old driver later made a report to the Arima Police Station.

Pictures of the man on a respirator at hospital have also been circulating.

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