Wednesday, February 27, 2013

25 Year Old Officer Cannot Recall events of Accident

The off duty 25-year-old policeman who is responsible for the death of the tragic death of the Sea Lots' mother and her two young daughters states he cannot recall the crash. On Sunday the police officer driving a brown Toyota Vehicle slammed into a crowd of people killing three (3)  and seriously injuring three (3) others (Victims Abbigail Assing, Amanda Lalla and Ryan Rampersad,) who had to be taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital. 

The officer was release on Monday from the hospital, where medical officers stated that he was lucky to be alive only suffering minor bruises and cuts about the body. however, the the victims remains hospitalized with Lalla being kept in the Intensive Care Unit with broken arms, legs and a fractured skull, Rampersad which is still in critical condition and Assing who is considered stable.

Its been three (3) days after the horrer and no word has been forth coming as to whether the officer was under the influence of alcohol when the accident happened. The CoP has stated that investigations would be fair and that a breath test was administered. 

The fatal accident triggered protests from enraged Sea Lots residents who, on Sunday, claimed police removed a half-empty bottle of whisky from the officer's vehicle, a claim police on the scene immediately denied.

On the day of the accident, police said they were forced to use tear gas and rubber bullets to quell the chaos, as residents had blocked the Beetham Highway.

The fury of the residents continued early Monday morning, as they again blocked the roads, causing massive traffic gridlock for several hours.

On the heels of the fiery protest, National Security Minister Jack Warner, acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and Deputy Commissioner Mervyn Richardson visited Sea Lots and assured there would be no cover-up in the investigation of the officer, and that a walkover would be built at the location. 

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