Trinidad: Grandmother, 82, killed instantly in army truck collision

A soldier looks at the wrecked army truck which was involved in an accident at the intersection of the Priority Bus Route and Pasea Main Road, Tunapuna, yesterday.

(Trinidad Guardian) An 82-year-old woman was killed in­stant­ly af­ter a col­li­sion with a car and a Reg­i­ment truck at the in­ter­sec­tion of the Pri­or­i­ty Bus Route and Pasea Main Road, Tu­na­puna, on Mon­day.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as Geno­ra Sandy. An­oth­er oc­cu­pant of the ve­hi­cle Ivan Pierre was res­cued.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, short­ly af­ter noon, the truck col­lid­ed with a Toy­ota Aqua car. The car al­so struck a red band maxi taxi.

The wrecked Army truck and taxi which were involved in an accident at he intersection Piority Bus Route and Pasea Main Road yesterday.

Fire of­fi­cers from the near­by Tu­na­puna Fire Sta­tion re­spond­ed with­in min­utes and had to use a hy­draulic cut­ting tool to re­move Sandy.

Pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer of the De­fence Force Flight Lieu­tenant Monique Sprott in a state­ment yes­ter­day ex­pressed con­do­lences to the woman’s rel­a­tives on be­half of the Chief of De­fence Staff Rear Ad­mi­ral Hay­den Pritchard and of­fi­cers, men and women of the TTDF.

“The Trinidad and To­ba­go De­fence Force (TTDF) in­forms that the Trinidad and To­ba­go Reg­i­ment (TTR) will im­me­di­ate­ly con­duct an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the un­for­tu­nate ac­ci­dent and will give its fullest sup­port to the Trinidad and To­ba­go Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) as it con­ducts its in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­to the cir­cum­stances of the ac­ci­dent,” the re­lease said.

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