monday 22nd September, 2008


Another fatality at Macaulay

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Outside St Margaret’s station, PC Griffith examines the car that belonged to Ronald Joseph, who was killed in an accident at the Macaulay bridge yesterday. Photo: RISHI RAGOONATH


The Macaulay bridge became the scene of another fatal accident yesterday, when a man lost control of his car and crashed into the pillars.

Police said Ronald Joseph, 57, of Kestrel Boulevard, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas, was driving his silver Ford Mondeo, PBF 5250, north along the Solomon Hochoy highway, around 12.50 am, when on reaching the Macaulay bridge, he lost control of the vehicle.

Police said the car hit the bridge and ran off the road. Joseph was pitched out of the vehicle and died on the spot.

Several motorists who arrived on the scene said too many accidents were occurring in the vicinity of the Macaulay bridge.

On August 31, three workers—Gerard Pereira, 29; Ian Jack, 25; and Larry Louis, 35;—were killed when their panel van slammed into the same bridge, before hitting a Nissan Almera.

They were heading south to deliver pet food to several supermarkets when the accident occurred.

The occupants of the Almera—Lennox, Stephanie, Seerani and Christopher Burton—suffered injuries and were warded at San Fernando General Hospital.

A sign on the Macaulay bridge warns motorists to drive with care. However, senior police officers said there were increased reports of accidents in the area.

Cpl Hajarie of St Margaret’s station is continuing investigations into the latest fatality.