Monday, December 18, 2017

23-year-old dies in crash


TRAGIC LOSS: Narissa Field

Mark Fraser

POLICE officers are currently investigating the road death of 23-year-old Narissa Field.

According to police reports, Field was driving near the KFC intersection on Diego Martin Highway on Saturday when her car swerved and flipped over several times.

Field, of Poui Court in St Joseph, was said to be driving in the Diego Martin area to drop off a friend.

Field’s boyfriend, who was driving behind her at the time of the incident, rushed her to hospital.

She was taken to St James Medical Complex and eventually transferred to Port of Spain General Hospital where she died around noon on Saturday.

And a Barataria man is in hospital in a serious condition following a car crash involving a police vehicle on Friday night.

Three police officers who were also injured in the collision have since been released from hospital.

Around 11.30 p.m. officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) were heading east along the Priority Bus Route in a marked police vehicle.

At the same time, Mikhael Guerra, 42, was driving his van in a northerly direction along Sixth Avenue in Barataria.

Guerra’s van slammed into the police vehicle at the traffic lights where the PBR and Sixth Avenue intersect.

According to police reports, Guerra, from Monroe Road in Barataria, allegedly broke the red light.

Officers of the NEDTF responded to the car crash and the injured officers injured in the accident—Woman Cpl Etha Brown and PCs Richard Forbes and Dion Ottley—were all rushed to Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope.

The trio received medical attention and were discharged Saturday morning.

Guerra was taken to Port of Spain General Hospital. Investigations are continuing.