Saturday 4 April, 2020

73-year-old man killed in hit and run; police searching for driver

Police are continuing their investigations into the death of a 73-year-old man, who was killed while crossing the Beetham Highway on Thursday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Orson Ammon of Chaguanas.

He was said to have been killed in a hit and run accident, which occurred along the eastbound lane of the Beetham Highway at about 5 am on Thursday.

The accident was said to have taken place in the vicinity of the Central Market, Port of Spain.

Ammon was thrown several feet into the air and landed violently on the roadway.

The police and emergency health services were notified, and Ammon was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render assistance, which is against the law.

As a result, police are searching for this individual, and are even asking members of the public who may have information pertinent to this matter to step forward and contact the nearest police station.

 

 

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