Wednesday 23 September, 2020

UPDATED: Florida man, 77, crushed under ice truck

Photo via Twitter, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Photo via Twitter, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

A 77-year-old visitor to T&T for Carnival was killed after getting caught under the wheels of an ice truck.

Kingsley Robardier, a visitor from Florida, was reportedly behind the ice truck when it began reversing near Victoria Square, Port of Spain, around 1:00 pm on Monday.

He was crushed to death after being run over by the Mazda three-tonne truck.

As a result, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is advising masqueraders and spectators to remain a safe distance away from music trucks and heavy vehicles.

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The police again advised that masqueraders should avoid assuming precarious or dangerous positions on music trucks when in motion.

Drivers with permits for heavy vehicles and other types of vehicles, authorised to provide transport on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, are reminded of the requirements of the permits when they were granted.

The operators of these vehicles must ensure there is no risk to public safety when engaging or driving their vehicles.


Police initially advised that the man was crushed by a music truck, but have clarified that the vehicle was, in fact, an ice truck. 

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