THE MOTORIST whose vehicle struck and killed Donna Diana Persad outside her home in Barrackpore on Tuesday is yet to be interviewed by police as he is warded at hospital.
The 58-year-old man, of Colonial Road, Barrackpore, was taken to hospital shortly after the collision.
Less than three months ago, Persad's mother, Rose Celestine, was also killed by a runaway car outside the family home at Rochard Road, Penal.
On Tuesday afternoon, Donna Persad was closing the trunk of the family's sports utility vehicle (SUV) parked outside their home when she was crushed against the rear of the vehicle.
On June 23, Rose Celestine Persad was standing at the roadside outside her house when she was hit by a car and killed.
Persad, a resident of Queens, New York, USA, came to Trinidad to attend her mother's funeral and was due to return on Tuesday.
Both mother and daughter died in the arms of their husband and father, Basdeo Persad.
The motorist who struck Donna Persad told police he suffered a "black-out" and did not know what had happened to cause the collision.
He told police he recently underwent an operation to his ear.
The driver was taken for treatment at the San Fernando General Hospital and is in stable condition.
Police said yesterday the case file that was compiled two months ago against the driver who struck Rose Celestine is yet to be submitted to Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard for directions on whether or not charges are to be laid.
An autopsy of Persad's body is expected to be conducted today at the Forensic Science Centre, St James.