accident

Three hurt as cement truck falls on car in Tobago

Police are investigating a major accident in Tobago which has left three people injured.

Police say a cement truck was proceeding along the roadway near Hope when it encountered a low-lying cable.

One eyewitness said the truck flipped in the air and landed on its side on top of a car trapping those inside.

First responders are currently on the scene.

The accident has caused a massive traffic pile-up in the area.

Hope is located just a few miles east of Scarborough.

3-year-old dies after father's car explodes

*** Update ***

The child has died at the San Fernando General Hospital having suffered 100 percent burns.

*** Earlier Report**** 

A 3-year-old child is barely holding on to life after suffering 4th-degree burns when his father's car exploded in Tabaquite.

Prince Fracette, 3, of 21 Cito Lane, Tabaquite, is now at the San Fernando General Hospital where doctors are desperately attempting to save his life.

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.

Metal on UBH may have caused fatal crash

A for­eign ob­ject ly­ing on the Uri­ah But­ler High­way may have caused the ac­ci­dent on Tues­day that re­sult­ed in the death of two women and not a de­fec­tive tyre as ini­tial­ly be­lieved.

This was yes­ter­day dis­closed to the Guardian Me­dia by a se­nior li­cens­ing of­fi­cer who re­ceived in­for­ma­tion di­rect­ly from the in­ves­ti­gat­ing po­lice of­fi­cer and the in­spec­tor as­signed to the Li­cens­ing Au­thor­i­ty (Trans­port Di­vi­sion) of the Min­istry of Works and Trans­port. Both of­fi­cers were on the scene of the fa­tal ac­ci­dent in Char­lieville on Tues­day.

Bus driver hailed a hero

There will be a re­view of the use of heav­ing ve­hi­cles, such as trucks, dri­ving along the right lane of the high­way fol­low­ing Tues­day's hor­rif­ic ac­ci­dent which killed two peo­ple and left 48 in­jured.

This was con­firmed by Min­is­ter of Works & Trans­port Ro­han Sinanan af­ter he vis­it­ed some of the ac­ci­dent vic­tims at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ence Com­plex on Wednes­day.

"It is some­thing that we are look­ing at, I can't say why they were on that lane. But it is some­thing that we are look­ing at," said Sinanan.

Husband loses wife of 49 years in UBH crash: "She can’t be gone"

Un­will­ing to be­lieve the love of his life had died in a hor­ri­fy­ing ac­ci­dent along the Uri­ah But­ler High­way in Char­lieville, Ch­agua­nas, yes­ter­day, 69-year-old Ram­di­al Ba­boolal drove from Debe to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex (EWM­SC) in Mt Hope hop­ing me­dia re­ports had been wrong.

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