(Trinidad Guardian) Investigators believe speed was a factor in the fatal crash that claimed the lives of Premchand Singh and his son Ryan on Wednesday night.
They said based on the damage done to Singh’s Mitsubishi Lancer, it is the most likely reason why the car veered off the road and slammed into a light pole.
Reports are that Singh, 60, his 24-year-old son and their friend, Navindra Lalchan, all of Debe, were on their way to Singh’s Suchit Trace home at around 9.30 pm. The vehicle was being driven by Ryan along the Solomon Hochoy Highway when it spun out of control, crashed and ended up wrapped around the pole.
Passers-by who stopped to assist found Singh hanging out of the car by his foot. Ryan, the father of a six-year-old girl, was found slumped over the centre console, while Lalchan, who was seated in the back, survived but is warded at the San Fernando General Hospital with severe trauma injuries and internal bleeding.
At their home yesterday, Singh’s daughter was too distraught to speak about the deaths. His brother, Harry, said he was not sure how much experience Ryan had in driving and did not want to speculate on the cause of the accident.
A relative said the men had gone to visit a friend in Palmyra Village, Princes Town and were on their way back home when the accident occurred.
Ryan’s wife saw the accident on Facebook and contacted her mother-in-law, Reena. When they arrived at the scene, their husbands were already dead.
Father and son were labourers who often worked together and were close.
Southern Division’s Cpl Ramnarine is continuing investigations.