ATTIC calls for new measures as 30 die on roads this year

With 30 road deaths for the year already, the Association of Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Companies is calling for the implementation of several measures, including parents limiting young drivers on the nation's roads at nights.

The association issued a statement today also calling for increased police presence on the nation's roads and the erection of proper barriers on the highways.

The following is ATTIC's statement:

American national killed in accident near Trincity Mall

An American citizen has lost his life and his wife is desperately trying to hold on to hers after the car in which they were travelling, collided with another near Trincity Mall last night.

The victim has been identified as Cecil White. 

Police say that around 11.40 last night, the victim and his wife were passengers in TAT 1764, when the vehicle attempted to turn onto the Trincity Central Road via the intersection at the mall.

It was trying to make that turn, that the car was hit by another vehicle. 

Labourer killed while trying to cross Solomon Hochoy Highway

A labourer was killed after being knocked down by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the Solomon Hochoy Highway in the vicinity of Chaguanas.

Reports indicate that Peter Ramlakhan who is said to be in his 50's, was crossing the North-bound lane of the highway around 10.45 pm, accompanied by his brother, Mootiram Ramlakhan.

The two Chase Village men had just dropped out of a vehicle on the South-bound lane of the highway.

Peter Ramlakhan crossed the highway first and was struck by a pick-up vehicle driven by a St Augustine man.

Traffic Warden injured

A female traffic warden is now hospitalised, after being struck by a vehicle while conducting her duties, this morning.
Eyewitnesses say the victim Mandisa Woods was positioned outside the Nicholas Court intersection when the incident occurred.
CNC3 news understands that around 6 30 am, a red s-u-v swerved off the roadway onto the pavement and struck Ms. Woods “head on”.
Eyewitnesses say Ms. Woods was pitched several meters as a result of the collision, she subsequently landed on a glass panel of the Nicholas towers building, the panel was shattered on impact.

Three dead as car and truck collide in Mayaro

Three people have died in an accident today in Bristol Village, Mayaro. 

Dead are Anthony Marcano, 60, of Piererville Mayaro, Sherwin Constantine, 64, of Piererville Mayaro and Saliesha Ali, 41, of Food Crop Road Bristol Village Mayaro. 

According to police, around 11.30 am Marcano, a PH driver, was driving his Toyota Corolla in a westerly direction in the vicinity of the Bristol cemetery. He lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a truck carrying asphalt that was driven by Mano Churkoo. 

Police charge man for failing to render assistance following fatal accident

Police have charged a businessman for failing to render assistance following a fatal accident and for failing to give a breath specimen to the police.

He appeared in court on Monday and has been granted bail in the sum of $25,000.

Police made the announcement via the following media release: