One man is dead while another is in a critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, following a vehicular accident yesterday morning along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway.
According to police reports, at about 4 a.m. yesterday, a maroon Nissan B-12 motor-vehicle driven by 25-year-old Gordon Brown was proceeding east along the highway when, upon reaching the vicinity of Trincity Mall, the vehicle was observed driving off the roadway and down into the nearby river.
Police believe that, despite several road warnings on the highway indicating new lanes due to road construction, Brown either misjudged his path or did not see the warnings, leading to the accident.
The vehicle, police said, veered off the roadway and travelled over 20 feet across the river, before coming to a violent stop along the river bank, splitting the car in two.
Brown, of La Resource South, D’Abadie, died on the scene.
His passenger, Kyeon Constantine, 25, of Pine Ridge Heights, Lopinot, received severe injuries to his head and upper torso. Constantine is a master control operator with TV6.
Concerned motorists who witnessed the incident contacted the police as well as the emergency health services and a party of officers including Asp Joseph and WPC Lezama visited the scene.
Officials from the Fire Service were also contacted for assistance. Constantine was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he was treated and said to be in a critical condition up to late yesterday.
The scene of the accident was visited by a party of officers. Enquiries are continuing.