Boy, 9, thrown from vehicle …”WOMAN KNOCKED DOWN BY POLICE VEHICLE”

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A woman was knocked down and killed while crossing the Priority Bus’ Route, Curepe, on Tuesday. The killer vehicle belongs to the Police Service.

Gabrielle Regina Edward, 20, left her Picton Street, Sangre Grande, home on Boxing Day to pick up duties as a cashier at the Unipet Station at Curepe Junction. She was scheduled to work the 10 pm to 6 am shift.

The police claimed that around 1 am, a marked police vehicle driven by PC Richardson in company with PC Gooding, was heading east on the PBR, when a pedestrian ran across the road from south to north and collided with the front of the vehicle. She was thrown to the roadside upon impact.

Gabrielle was a former Bishop’s Anstey East Secondary School student who attained five distinctions at the O’ Level examinations.

In the second incident, Tyler Edwards, 9, a Standard Three student of Carapichaima RC Primary School died after being thrown out of a black Nissan Navara around 7.30 pm on Tuesday.

His mother, Antoinette Diamond Edwards and sister Tamiya Edwards, 14, a student of Miracle Ministries High School remained warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mount Hope. Police said Tamiya suffered head injuries and was expected to undergo a CT-scan, while Antoinette suffered injuries to her limbs.

Police said the family of Orange Valley Road, Couva were heading south along Perseverance Road, Chaguanas after attending a wedding at Chaguanas Community Centre when tragedy struck.

Investigators said they were passengers in a Nissan Navarra driven by Antoinette’s friend, Oba Bruce, of Richard Lane, Enterprise Street. On reaching the Caparo Bridge, Bruce collided with a Nissan Integra driven by a man of Connector Road, Chaguanas.

Tyler was thrown out of the vehicle and landed on the river bank. He died on the spot.

Tyler’s death brings to 112, the number of people who died for 2017.

This represents a decrease from last year’s figure of 135.

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Gabrielle Regina Edwards

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