25-yr-old woman dies after highway accident
Despite a valiant fight for her life, 25-year-old Aarti Rampersad succumbed to injuries sustained during a road traffic accident on Friday morning.
Her mother, 52-year-old Lutchmin Rampersad Basdeo, was killed almost instantly in the same accident which injured the 25-year-old woman.
According to police reports, the incident took place at about 4.30 am on Friday along the Uriah Butler Highway.
According to police reports, the elderly woman was in a white Nissan Wagon vehicle being driven by her daughter along the North Bound lane of the highway when upon reaching the vicinity of the Chaguanas Overpass, the vehicle came into contact with a black van.
Rampersad Basdeo, of Pablito Trace, Rousillac, was thrown from the vehicle and died on the spot.
The woman’s daughter exited the vehicle and attempted to render assistance, however, she was hit by another passing car.
She suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.
Aarti Rampersad succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment.
More on this as it becomes available.
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