Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Man held attempting to flee scene of accident

A 45-year-old man is in police custody, after he attempted to flee the scene of an accident in which three people were injured.

At the time, an officer of the Port of Spain City Task Force was in the area, and he sprang into action, detaining the suspect before he could flee the scene.

The suspect has since been handed over to officials of the Eastern Division who are continuing inquiries.

The officer, Sgt Greene, is being praised for his actions

According to reports, the incident took place on Sunday night along the Eastern Main Road, Valencia, in an area commonly known as the ‘Valencia Stretch’.

The injuries sustained by the three occupants of the other vehicle are not said to be life threatening.

The suspect is expected to be charged with several offences including failing to render assistance, and dangerous driving.

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