Friday 30 October, 2020

Girl, 4, killed in accident

A four year old girl is dead following an accident last night.

The deceased has been identified as Lexiene Baptiste of Matura.

According to police reports, the accident took place around 8:30pm along the Valencia stretch of the Eastern Main Road.

Young Lexiene was in a vehicle with her mother and two other occupants heading west direction when, on approaching St Albans, a truck pulled out of the easterly lane, resulting in a direct collision between the two vehicles.

The police and emergency health services were notified and officers from the Valencia Police Station and the Sangre Grande Police Station responded.

The occupants of the sedan were all rushed to the Sangre Grande district hospital, however, the child died while undergoing treatment.

A team of officers, led by Cpl Ramdhan, visited the scene.

The driver of the truck later told police that the vehicle in front of him had stopped suddenly and he had accidentally pulled into the other lane in an attempt to avoid a collision.

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