Top cop orders probe after police pickup rams house

The capsized vehicle in front of the house (Photo courtesy of Paul McAdam)

Police Commissioner (ag) David Ramnarine,  today ordered a thorough probe following an incident at 8:15  this morning, on the De Hoop Public Road, Mahaica, ECD, which resulted in Force Vehicle PWW 5411, a Foton Tunland Pickup (Chinese Grant) attached to Mahaica Police Station, being extensively damaged.

A release from the police said that the vehicle driven by a Police Constable under the command of a Police Corporal, was proceeding west along the southern side of the road when the driver reportedly swerved from a cow. In the process, he allegedly lost control and the vehicle careened off the road and came to a halt after it collided with a house and turn-turtled.

The two ranks along with another who was seated in the back seat, sustained minor injuries. They were taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where they were treated and sent away.

No one was in the house, at the time of the incident.

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