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Accident survivors still in hospital

Monday, August 25 2014

AN ailing Princes Town pensioner, who on Friday survived a vehicular accident which claimed the life of his 52 year-old son, was fighting for his life at hospital up to last evening.

Pensioner Rampersad Matadeen, 71, police said, remained in a serious condition at the San Fernando General Hospital. Apart from the injuries sustained in the accident, Matadeen has colon cancer and diabetes.

The other survivor of the accident, Andre Cameau, 27, was also warded at the hospital and police said he was in a stable condition.

Police reports are that at about 8.30 pm on Friday, Matadeenís son ó Ramlal aka ďRogerĒ ó was driving on the south-bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway in his black Nissan Almera motorcar, upon reaching near the Macaulay flyover in Claxton Bay, Cameau who was proceeding ahead of Ramlal on the same lane, suffered a blackout.

Police reports are as a result of the blackout Cameauís Toyota Fielder wagon spun several times, and turned northwards to Ramlalís approaching car and collided, killing him instantly. Cameau, is a musician of Bacchus Street, St Augustine.

The pensioner, who was the front-seat passenger in his sonís car, and Cameau, the lone occupant of the wagon, were rushed to the hospital.

The Matadeen and Ramlal were returning to their respective homes at Broomage Trace #2, Princes Town, having dropped off wedding invitations to relatives in Chaguanas.

Ramlalís son Adesh, 22, and his fianc? Shamela Rampersad were scheduled to tie the knot on November 27. But due to the death, family members admitted that the wedding is now in limbo.

Ramlal, a father of four, worked as a Private for Hire (PH) driver along the Princes Town to San Fernando route. On the Facebook post of one of Ramlalís daughters, it stated: ďGod give us strength and courage to stand up tall for his funeral... The passing of a dad is so very hard to take. His memory will forever be a source of comfort.Ē

Ramlalís autopsy is expected to take place today.

Cpl Sookdeo of the St Margaretís Police Station is continuing investigations.

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