Taxi driver dies following accident
TAXI driver David St Clair died at the San Fernando General Hospital on Tuesday morning, a day after the car in which he was travelling crashed into a teak tree in Tableland.
The driver of the blue Nissan Almera car, Byron Monroe, suffered minor injuries, while back seat passenger 18-year-old Darian Ramkhalawan, suffered a broken left arm and leg.
Police said Monroe, 34, was driving along the Naparima/Mayaro Road, at La Gloria Estate, when he lost control and slammed into a tree around 2.45 p.m. on Monday.
The men were taken to hospital, where 32-year-old St Clair, the front-seat passenger, was treated for broken ribs and punctured lungs.
St Clair, of Local Road, Tableland, underwent emergency surgery and died around 6.30 a.m. the following day.
Ramkhalawan, of Monkey Town, Barrackpore, is listed in stable condition at hospital, while Monroe was discharged.