Tuesday 18 June, 2019

WATCH: Soldiers, children injured in Moruga accident

A motor vehicular crash in Moruga last night may result in one of the victims having his arm amputated.

The accident involved a family of five – including three children – and a regiment vehicle with four officers, including the driver.

According to police reports, around 8:20pm yesterday, officers of the Moruga Police Station received a report of a vehicular accident along Bois Jean Road, Moruga.

A team of officers were dispatched to the scene and upon their arrival, they observed a Toyota Landcruiser parked on its side.

Near the vehicle was a destroyed wall, and a Nissan B13 motor vehicle which also had impact damage.

Police were told that the regiment vehicle was proceeding south along the roadway, when it had cause to swerve out of the roadway to avoid impact with an oncoming car.

This act however, resulted in the Landcruiser coming into contact with the B13.

The Landcruiser then overturned and crashed into a wall.

Jamie Loubon, 28, of Penal Rock Road, Penal, was the driver of the Nissan B13.

At the time he was in the vehicle with his wife, Cassie Funrose, and their three children, aged four, two, and then months.

Loubon sustained severe injuries to his right hand, while his wife and children were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Landcruiser was identified as a 27-year-old soldier.

He was said to have sustained serious injuries, as he was thrown from his vehicle.

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