Published: Sascha Wilson Trinidad Guardian
Monday, September 26, 2016
A Guyanese national and his co-worker were killed when the van they were in struck another van and flipped several times along the highway near Chase Village Flyover on Saturday night.
Rajendra Persad, 34, a Guyanese employed with Victoria Medical Laboratories in San Fernando died on the way to the hospital while his front seat passenger, Daniel Alexander, of Maraval died on the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 49-year-old contractor of Gasparillo was arrested and charged after he failed a breathalyser test.
Police reports stated around 11.45 pm Persad was heading along the north bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway in a white Nissan Frontier when he came in contact with the right rear of the contractor’s Black Toyota Hilux.
Persad lost control of his vehicle which flipped several times and ended up in the median of the highway in a southernly direction.
Persad and his passenger were trapped in the vehicle. Fire Service officers had to use the jaws of life to free them.
Alexander, however, died while Persad was taken to the Chaguanas Emergency Department where he was transferred to Mt Hope Hospital. Persad died before he reached the hospital.
Visiting the scene were Highway Patrol and Freeport Police Station officers including Sgt John, PC Chapdeosingh, Cpl Nelson and PC Basdeo.
Cpl Nelson is investigating.