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TSTT: Rotten pole was not ours

TSTT is distancing itself from a rotting pole that fell on and damaged a car in Arima on Wednesday.

TSTT says it conducted a full review of the incident immediately upon receiving the report and notes that all of TSTT's poles of a similar age to the pole which fell, are clearly marked with TSTT labeling.

It says, however, that the pole which fell was unmarked in this regard.

TSTT adds that the pole in question had street lighting accessories and ceramic fittings attached to it, which are inconsistent with any poles which TSTT owns.

Watch eyewitness' video post as car slams into pole in Valencia Carnival Monday

One man is lucky to be alive after the car he was driving slammed into a pole along the Valencia Stretch between Valencia and Sangre Grande.

A video posted by am eyewitness shows the car split in half, with piece of it wrapped around the post while the over half rests a few metres away.

The details of the accident are not yet entirely clear but the persons filming the video says the driver is alive.

Police have issued several warnings about drinking and driving as well as exceeding the speed limit.

It is not known how the accident occurred.

International: One dead, several injured as car hits pedestrians in Times Square

One person was killed and about a dozen were injured when a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday at about noon, according to the Fire Department.

The driver appeared to have been either drunk or on drugs, a law enforcement official said.

He has a history of DWI arrests, the official said.The conditions of the people injured were not known, a spokeswoman said.

A Police Department spokesman said the driver of the car had been taken into custody.

Primary school girls the latest in a series of attacks on Diego Martin women and students

Residents of Diego Martin are now being told to be on alert after repeated incidents of attacks on schoolgirls and women by men approaching them in a car.

The latest incident involved two primary school students on Wednesday afternoon.

The girls had left the Diego Martin Government Primary School and were walking along the Diego Martin Main Road when two men approached them in a car.

According to reports reaching us, the men tried to lure the girls towards the car and when they refused, one of the men got out of the vehicle and rushed at them.

Several injured as ambulance and car collide on PBR

An accident along the Priority Bus Route in Arouca has left occupants of an ambulance and a private vehicle injured.

The accident occurred around 1.30 this afternoon at the corner of Bacalay Road and the bus route in Bon Air.

The force of the impact left the ambulance on it side and knocked the vehicle off the road.

Several emergency personnel responded and rushed in the injured to the Arima District Hospital.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately available.

Burnt body discovered in car in Carapichaima

Police are currently on the scene where a burnt body has been discovered in a car in Carapichaima.

The body was discovered by a farmer along a trace off the Exchange Connector Road this morning. 

The area is largely agricultural land.

The body was discovered in a white vehicle that was entirely gutted.

Police were unable to say whether it is a male or female.

Police are continuing investigations.