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Woman gives birth early

By ALEXANDER BRUZUAL Friday, January 17 2014

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Stephen Bubb ...
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OVERCOME by news that her husband was killed in an accident, the heavily pregnant common-law wife of Stephen Bubb began experiencing excruciating pain and was rushed to hospital where doctors quickly induced labour so she could give birth early to save the baby’s life.

Bubb, 36, and Trevlyn Kerr, 31, were both killed on Wednesday in an accident involving a maxi-taxi and Public Transportation Service Corporation (PTSC) bus.

At about 5 pm, Bubb of Haig Street, Carenage was driving his yellow band maxi-taxi east along the Western Main Road when on nearing Pier One nightclub, his maxi-taxi collided with the bus which was proceeding in the opposite direction.

Bubb and Kerr of Mt Pleasant Road, Carenage, who was a passenger, were rushed to hospital where they succumbed to their injures. Police believe an oily substance on the roadway caused the accident.

Four Roads Police are continuing investigations. Relatives of both Kerr and Bubb yesterday expressed deep shock and grief over the entire incident.

Bubb’s relatives said the maxi-taxi driver was a father of three who was eagerly awaiting the birth of his fourth child. “His wife was so distraught on hearing of Stephen’s death that her blood pressure went up and she had to go to the hospital today (yesterday).

“Doctors told her that for her sake and the sake of the baby, they must induce labour and take the child out as soon as possible. So the day after Stephen died, we are expecting the birth of his fourth child. It leaves us with so much mixed emotion,” a weeping relative told Newsday.

“We haven’t slept, we can’t eat. It’s just tears we are crying. Tears!” exclaimed Bubb’s aunt Jess.

Bubb’s elder brother Ignatius described his sibling as, “a highly motivated individual” who was loved by all who knew him.

“He was a loving and caring man, such a nice guy. You couldn’t meet anyone nicer. And he was a caring father. Right now we are all shocked over what has happened and we have no idea how we are going to move forward,” Ignatius said.

At Kerr’s home, relatives of the 31-year-old mother of one said they are struggling to come to terms with her death. “She used to work as a bartender. Her daughter would come home from school and spend time by her grandmother. When Trevlyn finished work, she would call her daughter and meet her and they would go home together.

“Yesterday evening now, things were different. The daughter was waiting for her mother to call her, waiting by the phone anxiously. That was when we first realized something was wrong. A little while later the grandmother received a phone call saying that Trevlyn had gotten into an accident. So we had to break that news to the little girl. She hasn’t slept since and she hasn’t even come home, she just wants to stay by the grandmother for now,” explained Kerr’s aunt Hazel-Ann John.

“She was a role model. An exemplary woman and the definition of how a single parent can achieve and love. Everyone who met her only had nice things to say about her,” Kerr’s elder brother Lester said. Investigations are continuing.

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