Friday 15 December, 2017

Truck driver dies in early morning crash at Cross Crossing

One man is dead following an early morning accident in South Trinidad.

The victim has been identified as Ian Smith of Morvant.

Police say Smith worked as a truck driver at Linda’s Bakery.

He died when the delivery truck he was driving slammed into a bridge at the Cross-Crossing interchange in San Fernando around 5 am on Saturday morning.

The aftermath of the accident was captured and published on Facebook by Sheldon Joseph


Linda’s Bakery in a Facebook post, expressed sadness over the incident.

“It is with deep sadness that Linda's Bakery announces the passing of one of our drivers in an early morning road accident. Our team is shocked and saddened to have been awakened to news of the accident which involved one of our trucks and two staff members. One died at the scene and the other is hospitalised, family members have been contacted and we are working to give them our full support.”

On Thursday, a motorcyclist was also killed in an accident in Trincity.

Stefan Miller was riding his motorcycle when he collided with a car.

Meanwhile, Road Safety Coordinator for the Police Service, Brent Batson said this latest crash brings the current road death figure to 102 for the year.

“With the Christmas season upon us where families come together that’s 102 families who will be experiencing heartache instead of joy.”

He said this latest crash comes, as persons across the world and even here in T&T prepares to celebrate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

“On Sunday 19th November Arrive Alive will be commemorating World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims along with the rest of the world.”

Tomorrow, Arrive Alive in connection with the Ministry of Works and Transport will host a Walk and Ride for Road Safety event in Port of Spain.

The Road Safety Coordinator also called on drivers to their part.

Batson stressed that in many cases accidents can be avoided.

“Again, these incidents are preventable if the person would be more responsible in using the roads. The TTPS will continue enforcement efforts to help make the roads safer but drivers need to do their part by obeying traffic laws.”