Sunday 5 July, 2020

Elderly woman dies after vehicle accident

Central Division police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 82-year-old Lutchmin Rampersad on Friday morning.

The elderly woman was killed in a road traffic accident along the Uriah Butler Highway.

Her death has pushed the road fatality figure up to 62.

According to police reports, the elderly woman was in a vehicle being driven by her daughter when that vehicle came into contact with a black Nissan X-trail which was attempting to overtake.

Rampersad, of Boodoo Trace, Chaguanas, 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.

No other injuries were reported during the incident.

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