71 persons have lost their lives in road accidents for the year

71 persons have lost their lives in road accidents for the year

In extending its condolences to the three persons who lost their lives in a vehicular accident over the weekend, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) noted that road accidents had decreased by 27 percent.

Around 5:00 a.m on Sunday, officers attached to the Central Division Highway Patrol Unit, as well as a cruiser from the Las Lomas Police Post, responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision along the northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway (UBH) in the vicinity of the fire station.

Preliminary reports from officers at the scene suggest that the driver of a silver Nissan Tiida motor vehicle collided into the rear of a 10-Wheeler Lorry Truck following which he and the two other occupants of the Nissan Tiida, a man and a woman, sustained fatal injuries.

The victims have been identified as 28-year-old Crystal Baboolal of Cane Farm, Arouca; 20-year-old Michael Walters of Laventille Road, Laventille, and 36-year-old Michael Ashton of Lower Santa Cruz.
Walters was said to be the driver of the vehicle.

The TTPS said it notes with concern the trauma associated with such unfortunate events.

It also appealed to motorists to be reminded of the importance of keeping safe and alert when driving on the nation’s roadways.

In adhering to road safety regulations and practices, the TTPS stressed that these will aid in preventing tragedies of similar nature from occurring.

The TTPS also revealed that for 2020, 71 persons have lost their lives in road traffic accidents compared to 97 for the same period last year.