Monday 9 December, 2019

Fire officers hit by truck while responding to accident

Two fire officers are nursing injuries following a vehicular accident Sunday morning in Chaguanas.

The injured officers were identified as FSSO Noreen Austin and  FO Lee Jackson.

The injuries sustained, while serious, were not said to be life-threatening.

Austin, police said, suffered a leg injury while Jackson suffered an injury to his head.

Police said at about 5.00 am on Sunday fire officers received a report of a crash along the southbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, in the vicinity of Bejucal Road.

A tender was dispatched to the scene.

When the officers arrived and were preparing to exit the vehicle, a Chevy Colorado truck crashed into the tender.

The two aforementioned officers, as well as the driver of the van, suffered injuries upon impact.

All three injured individuals were rushed for medical treatment at the nearby Chaguanas District Hospital.

Police suspect the driver of the van fell asleep while operating the vehicle which led to the crash.

He is said to be aiding with inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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