Saturday, January 20, 2018

San Juan man dies in Couva accident

YET another person has lost his life on the nation's roadways, following an early-morning accident in Couva yesterday.

The latest victim has been identified as Ravi Ramnarine Reddy, 38, of Prizgar Lands, San Juan.

Reddy was the third person to be killed in vehicular accidents over the weekend.

His death has carried the country's road fatality figure for the year so far to 170, according to an Express tally.

According to police reports, around 5.15 a.m., Reddy, a manager at JC Steak House in Couva, was driving his white Nissan pick-up truck along the North-bound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, when his vehicle ran off the road, mounted the guard rail leading to the John Peter walkover in Charlieville, and crashed into a pillar supporting the walkover.

Reddy was reportedly killed on the spot. Police said he was returning home from Couva.

Only Friday night, Hassim Ramjohn, 52, and his wife's cousin, Katemati Rampersad, 59, were killed after the car in which they were travelling was struck by another vehicle close to the Chase Village flyover on the North-bound lane of the highway.

Ramjohn died on the scene, while Rampersad died some time later while at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope.

The driver of the other vehicle was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.

óRickie Ramdass