Cop quizzed in smash up

The officer was taken to the St Joseph Police Station where he was asked to give a statement surrounding the accident.

Reports revealed that at about 11.30 am, UWI student Indra Dass was driving her grey Lancer, turning from the Eastern Main Road, to cross the Bus Route to get to the Uriah Butler Highway, when the police officer crashed into her car. The Lancer spun around and crashed into an Almera car heading in an easterly direction along the Priority Bus Route.

Reports revealed that the police officer alighted from his vehicle and tried to render assistance. He managed to free Dass from her wrecked car, but fire officers from the San Juan Fire Station were alerted and they went to the scene.

Firefighters used a special piece of equipment known as the “jaws of life” to free University of the West Indies student Ilya Hamilton from the passenger seat of the grey Lancer. She suffered cuts and bruises and complained of pains to her neck and back.

Both Dass and Hamilton were taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment. An eyewitness to the smash up told Newsday that he was in a maxi taxi proceeding west along the PBR in the vicinity of the intersections at the EWMSC, when the driver of a Nissan Frontier police vehicle overtook three vehicles, as the light turned green to proceed in a southerly direction to get to the Uriah Butler Highway.

The police vehicle struck the grey Lancer. “The frontier began dragging the Lancer which then struck a Primera,” said the eyewitness yesterday.

The team of fire officers who assisted in the rescue of the UWI student were led by Fire Sub Station Officer Alleyne, and included firefighters Gomez, Guerra, Hosein, Ramcharan, Ali and Rueben of the San Juan Fire Station.


"Cop quizzed in smash up"

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