Three killed in separate accidents
By CAROL MATROO Monday, March 17 2014
TWO teenagers lost their lives when they were flung from the vehicle in which they were travelling on the Western Main Road, in the vicinity of Peake’s Industries, Cocorite, early yesterday morning.
The deaths of the two young men early yesterday morning put this country’s vehicular deaths at 32.
Vishal Maharaj, 17, and Sunil Mahadeo, 18, died on impact after they were tossed from the tray of the Toyota Hilux they were in.
The two were part of a group of seven young people — two women included — who had just left the Zen Nightclub and were on their way to another lime in Carenage when disaster struck.
Police said at about 3.30 am, the group was travelling west when the Hilux smashed into a concrete bridge in the vicinity of Peake’s Industries and overturned.
The two young men were from Cunupia. Police said from reports they received, the vehicle skidded off the highway and crashed into the bridge.
The driver of the vehicle was Khalim Ali, 25, of Chin Chin Road, Cunupia. The other occupants were Larry Baboolal, Meisha Mungroo, Stephanie Ramit and Kareema Ali.
They were all taken to the Port-of- Spain General Hospital where they were said to be in satisfactory condition.
In another incident on Saturday, a 30 year-old North Manzanilla man was killed instantly when his car crashed into a coconut tree along the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road, on Saturday.
Sean Benette was driving along the 81 MM when he ran off the road and slammed into a coconut tree.
Passing motorists tried to assist but were unable to. Police and fire officers of the Sangre Grande Fire Station assisted in removing Benette’s body from his car.