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Teen escapes death

Published: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
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The wrecked remains of the car which ran into an electricity pole in Rio Claro yesterday.

kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt

A 19-year-old man escaped death when the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole yesterday and folded in half upon impact.

Gabriel Duntin was undergoing treatment for multiple cuts, fractures and a broken left arm at the San Fernando General Hospital but doctors said his injuries were not life-threatening.

Reports stated that overnight and early morning rains saturated communities in South and South East Trinidad leaving the roads wet.

Around 6.30 am, Duntin, of Enid Village, Rio Claro was driving a white Mitsubishi Lancer along the Naparima/Mayaro Road, Libertville when he picked up a skid and bumped into the pavement.

The top of the car then slammed into the utility pole and folded around it. Villagers rushed to help but could not get him out.

Rio Claro fire officers had to use hydraulic tools to cut Duntin out the car. He was taken to the Rio Claro Claro Health Centre for emergency treatment and was transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital.

WPC Lalla of the Rio Claro Police Station is continuing inquiries.

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