PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday July 30, 2014, CMC – Police have detained the driver of a vehicle that caused an accident in which a famil of three, including a 13-year-old boy, were killed after a garbage truck slammed into their vehicle on the Uriah Butler Highway, south of here on Tuesday.
Police Information Officer, Inspector Wayne Mystar, who was on the scene, told reporters that the driver of the garbage truck may have lost control after receiving a “bad drive” from the unidentified driver now in police custody, resulting in the vehicle crossing the median and slamming into the vehicle.
He said police had to use the “jaws of life” to get the victims out of the mangled wreck.
According to the Trinidad Express newspaper, Nanda Ramcharan, 36, her husband Mahadeo, 48, and their 13-year-old son Nyron were returning home when the incident occurred along the south-bound lane of Uriah Butler Highway, near Endeavour Flyover, Chaguanas, around 1.45 p.m.
The Trinidad Guardian also reported “almost four years ago, Nanda Ramcharan saved the life of her [then] nine-year-old son, Nyron, by donating one of her kidneys”.
Numerous people to to Twitter to express their shock and sadness at the unbelievable turn of events.
— Kari Cobham, WFTV (@KariWrites) July 30, 2014
SO SAD!! [GUARDIAN STORY] Almost four years ago, housewife Nanda Ramcharan saved the life of her nine-year-old… http://t.co/AbHJ3xlVBJ
— BoomChampionstt.com (@Boomchampionstt) July 30, 2014
Police Information Officer, Inspector Wayne Mystar, said the person who initially caused the accident was taken into custody and given a breathalyzer test, which he subsequently passed.
So far this year, more than 100 people have been killed in vehicular accidents in Trinidad and Tobago.